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HeadacheYou should consider a Volvo if you enjoy paying the pricey dealer mark ups for fixes and repairs. I have had mine in the shop literally 12 times since April due to issues causing my fan to burn out. I replaced the fan in April, and have replaced it 3 times in 2 weeks. The car has almost caught fire 2 of those times, and the dealer told me that because they didn't put the fan it, that is the problem. BS it is the same fan that Volvo would use, but they're mad that I didn't pay twice as much for them to do it. Now, even though last week when I took it in 2x in 3 days & BOTH times they said they fixed the problem, they are charging me almost 700 dollars to replace the fan AGAIN-so this will be the 5th fan this car has had in less than 3 months!!!!!!! I intend to pick the car up from Volvo & drive to another dealer & trade it-SAME day. Who wants a car that tries to catch fire every 2-3 days? And then get to pay $85 to tow it back just to pay an additional $700 to not have the problem fixed!
A Good Safety CarI like the features that Volvo is known for. Where on most cars they are considered as an add-on, it is standard on Volvo. I feel very secure driving this car. The safety features are the best! You would enjoy the ride!
Ok for a wife, not a husband
Pros: Pick-up speed.
Cons: Poor visibility, extremely poor gas mileageFrom a retail perspective not as good as other options. Only would consider a Volvo in the future if deeply discounted.
Pros: Four-wheel drive
Cons: nothingGod all-round transportation in all weathers for all types of load
Pros: Heated seats
Cons: The seat belt on front seats snap back hard if let goThis car sustained 21000 dollars of damage in an accident involving an inattentive other driver who T boned my wife in drivers side door. This car absorbed the energy excellently and was fixed and still drives as well today as when i bought it in 2003
Pros: The solid ride.
Cons: It is difficult to point out something about the car that I don't like. Oh! wait, there is one thing I wish was different - the nice rims get dirty very quickly from brake pad dust.A solid sturdy, elegant, but yet aggressive car. Love everything about it. I may have considered a T5 for the extra power but I try not to exceed the speed limit and stay with the traffic stream. The 2.5T is adequately powered for all possible maneuvers.
Pros: Sound of audio system, heated seats.
Cons: Small door pockets.The car is joy to drive, very comfortable and quiet. Turbocharged engine is very fuel efficient and powerful Luggage space is a big and with folded rear seats is possible transport surprisingly large objects.