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My very first car and loved it from the beginning. Was one of the first models where Volvo changed the body type to something less boxy. It looks dated 11 years later but still a great car.
For the money it can't be beat
Pros: Excellent ride and stability on rough, crooked roads
Cons: Seats uncomfortable, access to driver seatbelt latchQuiet interior, shuts out road noise well; plenty of power and pep; Has excellent stability on sloping winding roads, the I-5 is a great economical engine. Lumbar supports are not comfortable and driver seatbelt reciever is hard to reach by grown-up
Pros: soooo nice to drive. smooth ride. i can count on performance in any weather
Cons: cost of service- alloy wheels can't handle the wear of my everyday drive and are expensive to replacegreat looking and performing car. ride is very comfortable. excellent in the worst weather-both rain and major snow. not enough room in the back seat. a few blind spots. a bit costly to maintain. great stereo system/sound
I love this car
Pros: Great steering, easy to control, great brakes,dependable
Cons: SeatI would definitely recommend this car to a friend.
Hate Volvo's service department
Pros: Stereo system
Cons: Having the car servicedI will never buy another Volvo because of the awful service department. The guys at Bergeron Volvo have the worst service department hands down. The car itself is sleek, sexy and safe. I'm currently car shopping, but a Volvo is no longer an option for me.
Very good vehicle
Pros: The individual heat/cool button for front seats.
Cons: The comfort of a big car.Volvo has been dependable and fun to drive. It has room in the back for all my art easels, etc. The safety bags in front and side are comforting to be there and the engine construction is good to slide sideways in case of an accident. It rides easy but much smoother when carrying a load. I like it.
Good but not great
Pros: Climate control.
Cons: Check engine light always on,never any problem foundComfortable,good ride,expensive to maintain,very nice on long trips'