Wife had a 2001 S80 and really loved it. When time came to get a new one she wanted an SUV but with the gas prices, talked her out of it. She saw this white Volvo S40 and fell in love with it. Turns out it was a turbo with AWD. Car hugs the road like a tiger. Great pick up, lots of power. The new S40s are like the old S80s.
Sound system is incredible. Went with the premium sound system which includes 12 speakers. Better than most home systems.
Just a little more room up front. I'm about 6' and it takes some getting used to in order to feel comfortable.