Probably the worst car I ever owned
Gear shifter had to be replaced.
Tailgate trim constantly coming loose.
Latch to release rear seat to fold down failed.
Trunk (boot) latch failed.
Interior tailgate opener has failed.
AM reception very poor.
Safety lights in door have come loose.
Too many squeaks and rattles to mention.
Where do I start with this car... should have read most consumer advice web sites or magazines before buying. They all say avoid this car! Too late, now I'm stuck with it. Having owned it for not even three years it's almost lost half ($) what we paid for it. If you like high mileage Volvo wagons, they're going cheap!
Buying a used car will always have its risks, but I checked CARFAX for a full history, one owner and fully dealer maintained. Purchased from a Volvo dealer. I don't think this car was abused by previous owner, I think it was very poorly designed.
The only good qualities about this car seem to be the engine and gearbox... with the Turbo it's a very powerful and smooth power train. I could live with this car if the seats offered more support (I suffer from a bad back) and there were less rattles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd January, 2005