My tires wear out about every 30,000 miles; cost about $250.00 each to replace + labor.
My transmission just went at 88,900 miles. Transmission failure light went on and the car got sluggish. Do all my services at Volvo, never miss a recommended service interval. Only cost me $200.00 deductible because I had purchased an extended warranty offered by Volvo that gets me out to 1000,000; purchased it about the second year I owned car, for about $1,800 dollars, otherwise the transmission would have cost me $5,200 at the Volvo dealership, but I really question why this happened at what I consider a low mileage??
Got a Volvo factory new transmission, waited 6 days for it to come in. The extended warranty covered the loaner. Then I had to pay for the loaner for 3 days for the job to complete.
I have never had to replace a transmission on any car I've owned, and I hold onto cars for at least 125,000-150,000 miles! I think there may be a problem with this car.
Very comfortable for long distances, great heated seats, very versatile for flattening seats and cargo.
Purchased a third row, rarely used as my kids outgrew it and very cramped, don't buy.
Like the retractable side mirrors, since I know with other cars I would have damaged them by now getting in/out of the garage.
Decent highway mileage, fair city mileage. Spent at least $600-800/year on just basic services.
Oh, when the car drives in heavy rain, you will hear a "grating type of sound from the wheels". I noted this from the beginning and took it back to the dealer to address, but they "couldn't reproduce the sound", but it definitely happens when driving in torrential rain conditions. The car works, but the sound is rather alarming, but stops as heavy rain diminishes or stops.???
I will probably go back to purchasing a Mercedes, Lexus, or maybe a more reliable less expensive Japanese car.
I think since Ford took over Volvo, its quality/reliability have decreased.