So far I like this car and it is fun to drive.
It works very well as a daily driver and has some good kick, although it is still far from a sports car.
I have one major issue with this car.
Volvo has built heating elements into the windshield (small wires every few millimeters).
At night all lights reflect off of these wires and makes the lights blurry.
It is a huge safety issue and is extremely annoying.
Due to this issue alone, I am not sure if I will keep this car very long.
Although it is nice to have a heated steering wheel, skip the Climate Package if you buy this car.
The seats are the best I have ever had in a car.
Not only are they supportive and comfortable, I can even use the headrest which is the first time I have even experienced this in a car that I have owned.
The engine power is great and has good power
The BLIS system is actually pretty good because there are some big blind spots due to the large c-pillars
The new display is great and I love being able to change the colors
The re-designed front of the car is a really nice change.
I personally think that back of the car could use a redesign.
The transmission does shift fast for a standard transmission but this car really needs a dual clutch transmission to compete.
The driving dynamics need some
When pushing the car, I dont feel connected to the road as I do with German equivalents (I have owned many BMWs and Audis).
Secondly I can feel the weight of the engine and its placement over the front axle when cornering, this results in under steer.
This car should have wider tires.
They have decent grip however the car is not too light and could use some bigger tires.
The paddle shifters are too small.
Skip the NAV system it is not very good
Volvo needs to upgrade the materials to compete, too much hard plastics, cheap key fob,
There need to be more interior color options for the R-design