I must say, from someone downgrading from a 2000 BMW 3 series this is an awesome car. Its very reliable, fast and handles like a race car. You can keep up with any car on the road with ease. The steering is very quick and responsive for a Volvo. I read and saw that many people did not like the cup holders, but i do, because i think its different. Although i am grateful to have this car, i must say i wish the suspension was a little firmer and not as soft, but hey it still handles great!