Bought for safety, performance, style
and strong $$ value for features
standard. Ride quality good, not very
sporty handling (leans too much) and
turbo lag with excessive torque steer.
5spd "adaptive" automoatic isn't your
average automatic. I was told that the
tranny shifts into neutral at a stop.
When your foot releases off the brake,
it shifts back into gear, creating a
buck or feel of drivetrain slop. It is
a strange feeling, but appaently normal
according to Volvo.
Safety, features, style, MPG (31 on
extended 500 mile trip!) T-5 quick, but
power conmes in at high RPM. 2.4T more
practical power for aroudn town. Very
strong brakes. Fantastic Volvo service
at Crown Volvo, Chapel Hill, NC.
Fix transmission quirks,two burned out
headlights in 6 months,
blower vent under dash,sun roof
rattles. Good car, needs refinement.
WATCH your maintenance costs. The 30K
$500 service is no joke!