Umm lets see. I don't know why you have a problem with Volvo. I'm a insurance seller and I travel all around the USA in my 2001 Volvo S80 T6, and have yet to have a big problem or really a problem at all.
The only thing I had to replace was the heater core, and that was my fault that it started to leak.
I have 255,321 miles on it so far and I love it to death.
The base price of a T6 when it came out and I bought it was 42,000. I paid 63,550 and got all the amenities including the 17 inch wheels and the Executive model.
My wife's first car was a Volvo 740. Old old old, and when she got her new S90 fully loaded in 98, she gave her 740 to her mother, and her mother still has that car to this day. I'm guessing it has 450,000 miles, but it could be more. Nothing went wrong with that either.
I love Volvo and will always. Just this year I bought my sons dream car for him. A 2007 Volvo S60R. I love it. It has been just as reliable as any other volvo.
I will never buy a Jag, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, SAAB, Lexus or any other luxury car. Just cause they suck!!! Volvo is amazing!!!
Well, I am a Volvo sales man, in the UAE (united Arab Emirates). I have just started with them this year. What I have noticed in this market, is that people do not understand the Volvo cars, as well as the Eu or US market, as Volvo has a better appreciation there.
By the way, I have had so many customers who came in only to upgrade their older year Volvo.
The oldest I have had in here was an XC90 2002, done 175,000km, and when discussed with the owner, he said he's only done the services on the car & nothing extra.
I have also met people who told me about their previous experience of Volvo cars back in their country, when they had a Volvo driven for years & miles with no mechanical or electrical issues.
I have also, clients who come to take a Volvo only because they have been in a collision & were saved because of the safety tech in the Volvo.
Just today, I had a client who had a Volvo S80 2007, which he wrecked after 2 months from delivery of the car back in his home country. He said I thank god I made the decision to purchase that car, as it did save me & my daughter that day. He did go back to the dealer & take a new one.
Every now and then, I get a client coming in telling me about how he was saved because of a Volvo, or how his Volvo has done soo many miles with no major issues, except the regular checks.
In here, we have a fleet company who only uses a V70 for their company clients, their vehicles have around 500,000-700,000km on the mileage, & still they run perfect, just with the regular checks & services.
Will be updating you with the latest in some time..