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Cons: back row seats
Advice: get the sport premium packageGreat car! It handles very well and accelerates as though it was much stronger than 160 hps... Wonderful seats and ergonomics.
Pros: My favorite feature is the way it handles.
Cons: Getting used to the controls on the dash was a little confusing at first.
Advice: Be sure to test drive this car. You won't be sorry!The S40 is very comfortable and easy to handle. It is very responsive and the turbo gives it the extra boost needed in traffic. The interior is very quiet. It is a little stiff compared to some American cars, but I did not find this uncomfortable in any way.
Pros: The CD player
Cons: Panel fit and paint job
Advice: Don't do itThe s80 has a couple of annoying faults including speed control that is off axis and noisy tires. I am disappointed. I does look great but its overall quality including electricals and panel fit is poor.
Pros: Wonderful leather seats.
Cons: Couldn't get one with multi-CD changer in dash.
Advice: Drive it thoroughly to see how comfortable it is.A wonderful car to drive. More than adequate power,handles very well, great in wet services. Seats are extremely comfortable, stereo is outstanding, 3rd seat allows 7 passengers. A great family all purpose vehicle that's not a minivan or SUV.
Pros: audio controls on the steering wheel
Cons: no place for loose change-major problem if you have to pay tolls and parking
Advice: Buy the Turbo model it includes a lot of features you will want to haveFront seats are very comfortable but not the backseat. I am very happy with the car, have driven 4,000 miles now and have not had 1 single problem.
Pros: styling and driving pleasure
Cons: costly 30,000 mile service
Advice: definitely check out this car and I am sure for the price you will be satisfiedThis auto is superb for a family or someone who wants a quality, safe and fun car to drive. The fit and finish is superb. We added on the optional redwood to the dash, radio, and all plastic interior areas. This made such a difference for the seemingly steep price of $795.00. Let me assure you it was worth every penny.
Pros: the seats and the looks
Cons: read detail review
Advice: wait for the xc90 latter this year or the chrysler pacifica in 2003 wow!love this car! test drove for 4 days(rental)but can't bring myself to buy one for the following reasons...dashboard refections on the windshield due to the rake. windshield wipers way to slow and does't cover enough area on the passenger side nor the rear window.not enough horsepower in the xc crosscountry.radio controls are to difficult.armrests on doors are way to small and hard as a rock!steering is to light. headlamps,not bright enough.grab handles are in bad place they could cause head damage in a accident.dirty front wheels always due to brake dust.vibrations up the spine depending road conditions.sometimes has rattles.needs larger cup holders(spoiled!)wish it had a compass!dash cupholder bad idea.sorry ,volvo are you listening? i need a new car!