This car is surprisingly nimble for a
convertable, but the cowl has a
noticable shimmy when going over
uneven surfaces. Had to replace the
upper engine mount (some $60 in parts
and my own labor) which really helped
isloate the engine noise. The 60k
service was a real killer (love those
Volvo parts prices), but the biggest
expense I had while owning this car was
the electronic throttle body. It
developed a dead spot right in the
cruise position and would cause the
computer to make the car surge ahead or
slow down - as though it can't see the
throttle and moves it wide open then
completly closed. That cost me a cool
1k but the car drives much better now.
Love the theater lighting and the Dolby
Pro-logic stereo. The looks are first-
rate and I constantly get comments on
what a great looking car I have!
Fix the integrity of the interior
hardware. Normal wear items in the
interior (steering wheel) wear
abnormally quickly and you have to
replace the whole thing. The power top
motor cover on the roof likes to come
off when closing the roof (I end up
with the cover on my lap).
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