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Pros: I feel REALLY SAFE in it!
Cons: There is very very little interior storage space - places to stash my stuff!
Advice: Enjoy it !Very comfortable, as long as you're in the front seats! Not a lot of rear leg room, although this is the largest of the Volvo sedans. My husband is 6'5' tall, so we consider this a 'three-seater vehicle.' Peppy and responsive, as long as you factor in the typical turbo-lag from a full stop. Mine has 3,000 miles on it, and I'm averaging 20 mph around town.
Pros: Hard top
Cons: Brake pedal too close to gas pedal
Advice: wait for mid 2007 u may be able to get a better deal $$$$$WOW
Pros: THE LOOK
Cons: I Just broke the cup holder, CHEAP CITY
Advice: Don't buy the first model year, it take Volvo 3-4 years to get their vehicles to run like a HondaAs a former S80 2000 T6 owner, 16 times in the shop, all major parts replaced, ETM nightmare and stalled on the freeway three times, You are probably wondering why I even bothered to buy this car again. BUT, I drive 25k miles per year, its a very comfortable car and I feel safe in it. It did help alot the dealer gave me 10k off the sticker price otherwise it was a Honda Accord. Anyway, I'm happy with it, definitely not as powerful, but I'm happy to get rid of the 2000 beast I traded in. My odometer is at 1k and I hope to make it to its first servicing without it breaking down or stalling on the freeway. Volvo of Pleasanton, CA ROCKS. Never mind all the mechanics drive Nissan and Hondas. :)
Pros: Self dimming mirror
Cons: lights dim when they wash
Advice: Drive it you'll like itOnce again, I am more than pleased with the quality, comfort and reliability of teh Volvo Line. I find I must go back to these cars, time and time again. Having a number of physical problems and having to drive great lenghts at times (10-12 hours) no other car can compare. The seats and positioning is outstanding. HAving rented all different cars, all sizes and shapes, nothing compares. I'm getting 19 mpg in mixed driving and using mid grade with no problems. Would buy another in a heartbeat. ALthough this one is an automatic, I miss a stick shift, even in this size car! I still have my trusty 1999 S-70 and love the manual as well.
Cons: No way to open trunk from inside vehicle
Advice: Go Buy It!!!Drove many cars, from SUV's to Mid-Size Sedans, HANDS DOWN THE V50 AWD is one of if not the best Sport Wagons on the market today!! This T5 engine is responsive and fast as you want it to be!! This isn't momma's old grocery getter!! The 2.4 engine is nowhere near the T5, and AWD just makes it that much more practical for not a big jump in price. Inside, very roomy, very modern, and the perfect family vehicle for one with a couple little ones. I am 6'2' and very comfortable anywhere in the car, look no longer, if you are looking for the perfect family car that is plenty big yet awesome gas milage, go pick up a T5 and hang on...cause it's plenty quick!
Pros: Too many to list. Sexy looking car and yet I feel completely engulfed in safety when slipping into the drivers seat.
Cons: Still trying to adjust to the turbo upon accelerating when making a turn.
Advice: You will not be sorry with your purchase.Lots of pep. Hugs and grips the road. I definitely feel that I am in control. Rides smooth. Responsive. Comfortable. I find myself making excuses to drive somewhere! Within a couple of days of having my Volvo, I found myself thinking that so far, I would get another Volvo...and that opinion has not changed. My father is a car man and at six feet, two inches, even he was impressed with the room he had - more then his Lincoln. Simply, it is a nice ride in a sporty looking car. I can not stop staring at it!
Pros: reliability and comfort
Cons: style, safety and reliability
Advice: BUY at least ONEThis car for the price is Great, responsive, reliable, comfortable, and the out of my choices. Service, if any is wonderful, I boughtt this one new and cannot wait for a new 2007. Ther is no other in the price class that is so remarkably 'perfect'