An expensive lemon
The cup holder has broken twice.
A bracket holding the front left turn signal light broke (causing the light to pop out of the front grille area and dangle by the electric line).
The seat belts often don't retract fully (which caused the buckle to poke a hole in the door leather when the door was closed).
The cover for the driver's seat adjustment controls has broken twice and keeps falling off.
The button on the gear shift lever kept sticking and had to be replaced.
The windshield wiper fluid pump needed replacement.
Plastic covers which cover where the front seats are attached to the floor board near the back seat keep falling off. The carpet-like upholstery keeps pulling out from under the plastic moulding near the passenger side door.
Some kind of flap valve associated with the air conditioning/outside vent switching doesn't close properly (which causes the air conditioner to pull in outside hot air even on recirculation (in Texas, not good)).
Some kind of coating has begun to peel off the front and rear bumpers (Volvo says it's my problem because the paint is only warrantied for one year).
Too much time spent at the dealership.
I can't believe that for a garage-kept car with only 23,000 miles, that the paint (or whatever kind of coating) is already peeling off the bumpers (ridiculous for a $40,000 car).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st November, 2001