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    2002 Volvo S40 - Base

    Pros: Quiet ride, seats, paint, trip computer

    Cons: Rear seat is small as well as trunk opening

    Advice: Buy it loaded with options, unless you need more rear seat room

    This is my 4th volvo. Previously owned 1991 740, 1994 940 and 1999 S70. This is the best one yet. Actual MPG is 26 City, 36 Highway. Seats are supportive and very comfortable. The car now has 7200 miles and never had a problem. It has the Premium Plus Sport Package which is very comprehensive. Driveability is excellent, with great visibility, low noise level,responsive handling ,and plenty of power. Body fit and finish is excellent with Volvo's great paint job. The radio/CD player and tape deck are easy to use and have wonderful sound. Everyone who rides in it are amazed at how smoothly and quietly it drives. No car can beat Volvo's leather seats for comfort and support. The only after market item I added was a radar dector with a compass.

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    2003 Volvo XC90 - AWD

    Pros: Cargo space.

    Cons: Lack of horsepower

    Advice: Its not worth 40+K shop around for a better SUV.

    Its a hulk without the muscle. Takes a while to pickup from dead stop to 60. The dashboard is very poorly done, with lot of space taken for the cd changer. No space for sun glasses. Sun roof is way over your head and only back passenger can see it. The middle person in the back has no leg room space, unless you detach the front box underneath the arm rest. The only impressive part is the cargo space. Provided you take a course in how to fold all those seats. Over all bad experience with volvo.

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    2003 Volvo S60 - T5 M FWD

    Pros: Super quick engine

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: Wait for good lease deals

    One of the best looking cars on the road. Looks like a hatchback but its a saloon. Should have a rear wiper because of shape of back window. The T5 is real fast and extremely comfortable. Maybe not a BMW 330 in absolute sports driving terms but better looking, and more value for the money. And best of all not as many on the road. Sound system is incredible and better than some of the branded systems in other cars. BOSE watch out! Back leg room is inadequate for adults but just fine for kids. Quality is what one would expect from a Scandanavian company. It's great...not a single, even minor problem in first six months. Better ride, comfort and quality than the last German car I owned.

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    2003 Volvo S60 - AWD

    Pros: Automatic Sound Control (ASC) on radio

    Cons: Rain Sensing wipers

    Advice: This vehicle hardly gets the credit it deserves. Well worth the test drive.

    I leased this vehicle sight unseen as my employer arranged the deal for my use in business (I work out of my car and home). I have been very pleased with the S60's road manners and comfort. All my driving is highway, and it provides an excellent environment for highway cruising with superb sound system and quiet cabin, not to mention the everstanding safety Volvo is based on. I have the automatic 2.4 and it has plenty of power to get up and pass when needed. Over 1000 miles and very happy. I also like the fact there isn't one in everyone's driveway.

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    2003 Volvo S60 - AWD

    Pros: Styling and appearance

    Cons: Position of cruise control button on steering wheel

    Advice: Go for the turbo

    The S60 AWD is great drive. Surprising power and pickup of the turbo. No problems merging into traffic on the freeways. It took a little while to get used to the large head rests, especially on the rear seats - these plus the side panel slightly block side view when looking to change lanes. Personally I thought that they could have put the cruise control activate button somewhere else, as it is placed where I normally hold the steering wheel and have accidentally deactivated the cruise control several times. It is a beautiful car - very happy with it. Purchased in July 2002.

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    2003 Volvo XC90 - AWD

    Pros: The overall ride, the premium stereo (DB2), safety, and fun to drive.

    Cons: Not enough storage space, the wait, and the price.

    Advice: Definitely buy it, if you have the time and the money.

    At first, I didn't think much about this car mainly considering it's a Volvo, but then it started to get awards. So, I decided to take it for a test drive. I was very pleased with it, in every aspect of it. The ride was very smooth, solid, and quiet, the power was good (even though, the competition has more), brakes handled well, and the initial built quality seems to be in line with Volvo and other premium auto makers. The best part is that it was fun to drive.

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    2003 Volvo XC90 - AWD

    Pros: Saftey

    Cons: Premium to buy

    Advice: Shop around or wait a year.

    I was very comfortable in this car. It drove well. I was suprised at he power it has, but still would like more. The middle seat would not open, the sales guy was trying to show us a child seat or something, but it was broken. Was told the price was $2500 over MSRP. I think this is an awesome vehicle and the would have purchased except for the premium over MSRP.