This is a sports car that will handle almost anything. I've had it for a month now and driven everywhere. The handling is outstanding on mountain roads. The engine never showed signs of exhertion. In the city, it's an eye-catcher because it's different from the "traditional" Volvo. The money is well worth it if you're comparing with BMW, Audi, Acura, and Lexus.
I can't write one favorite feature of the car. Overall, it's a great machine.
The trunk space could be larger. Hopefully in the future, Volvo will offer a direct iPod connection. Push start engine???