i was looking for a 4 door sedan for my wife. we looked at the 3 series bmw (too pricey when options are added in) the audi A4 (wife hated the styling) and the C class mercedes (my choice, but it wasn't for me) we(she) choose the volvo for it's safty features. i wound up buying it because comparably equipped it was several thousands less that it's german counterparts. the drivers seat with its 12 way power and lumbar support is more comfortable than most family room recliners. it has all the bells and whistles to keep the conversation going at the country club. and its a good looking car. complaints? maybe the faux wood. but the dealer we bought from was first class. would buy again.
price. features. styling. dealer experience. decent performance and a million safety items.
i'd pay a little more for real wood interior accents.