The problems since I've owned the car: the light under the driver side mirror has fallen out 3 times, stereo stops working and has been replaced twice, leather seats are cracking, brakes squeal in reverse, headlights gone bad, interior rattles that cannot be found/fixed by dealer, random interior parts falling off, and I just was informed today by the dealer that my front right axle has to be replaced. This is the second S40 I've owned, the first being a 2004. Never again will I buy a Volvo. The car has been in the shop 18 times. I strongly urge anyone considering this car to think twice. Volvo's safety reputation doesn't matter these days when a Honda gets 5 stars also, buy a reliable car.
Looks beautiful, stereo is nice to look at.
Scrap the whole thing, go back, and engineer a car that actually works!