I bought my 850 used in October 07. I had never had a foreign car before. My friend and his family swear by Volvo, so I was a least somewhat familiar with them. Considering I only had $4000 to spend, I think this is easily the best car I could have bought for the money. I've had a couple of bulbs burn out and the odometer gear broke, but that is a known issue and not a big deal if you are handy. This are geat cars, but I can't emphasize this enough... do the maintenance! You really cannot let stuff go on these, but if you take good care of them they will last a very, very long time! I see no reason I won't hit 300k with this car.
In my opinion at least, Volvo has the most comfortable seats this side of Buick and Cadillac. The handling on this car is superbub and the build quality is great!
I wish it had some more power, but my model does not have a turbo. I also wish Volvos were cheaper to maintain. Other than that I have no complaints.