Definitely NOT the Volvo I have known for life!
Oh, where to start... bushings, bearings, struts, water ducts, turbo hose, transmission started going @ approx. 65,000 miles.
Car went out of warranty in March 09, THEN, they noticed transmission was slipping, told me to buy extended warranty. I said "no" due to the fact that this had been an issue prior to car going out of warranty. Called regional Volvo office in Rockleigh, NJ. Dealer then replaced transmission as a "good will" measure. Got car home, it now leaks transmission oil.
Has been back to dealer 3 times since (new pan gasket, etc.) They now say it is un-repairable, due to defective part in rebuilt transmission placed in car. They are calling Volvo hotline to see if another new transmission can be placed in car.
When this car is running properly, it handles beautifully. Took it to Canada for son's ice hockey tournament in ice & snow - handled like a dream. Then, transmission went 1 month later... :(
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th July, 2009