I bought this car in August after doing a quick look at the Q5 and XC60. The Q5 was too expensive with the options I wanted, and XC60 wasn't as refined. You will enjoy the creamy engine and transparent shifting. IF you do live in a cratered environment like northern NJ, forego the appearance pkg and keep the 19" wheels. It handles like a sedan around corners with little body lean but the rear suspension does jostle a bit over rough pavement. I am extremely impressed with the quality of reliability of this car as well as its vault-like solidity. The COMAND system really sold this car for me, its absolutely amazing! If you can handle its small size, it really is a gr8 buy!
Exterior Styling boxy and aggressive. COMAND audio system, DVD changer,sirius traffic, and the resolution is amazing. Voice recognition is the most accurate of any manufacturer and u can watch DVDs. Standard bluetooth. Love the panoramic sunroof, really improves the cabin. Interior quality is nice.
Rear doors are small and its difficult for some people to enter/exit. The side skirts look good but also hinder entry and could dirty your clothes. USB audio should be standard. The rear suspension moves side to side too much over bumps and potholes. Finally, change the doorpins.