Looking for a dependable, high quality, safe vehicle built with today's driver in mind. This is our first Volvo and we have been nothing short of impressed with our purchase. Well designed, easy to drive for both city and highway, solid road feel and handling, decent performance with the base 5 cyl. engine, the manual transmission is one of the best I have tried. Nothing can beat the solid feel of this car in this price range.
Styling - interior and exterior, center console radio and climate controls, solid feel, handling, safety, base car comes fairly well equiped.
Side mirrors are a little on the small side. Accelerator and brake peddles could be spaced a little further apart. A little short on interior storage space.