Having only owned this vehicle for a month a guess I should have had the opportunity to say N/A for the reliability. But being on the road five days a week and driving approximately 2000 miles a month, I think I can fairly assess everything else. Performance wise, the spunky little 2.4 5L has plenty of pep (no,not as performance based as an Audi or VW) and handles corners cleanly. Ergonomically, in some regards Volvo needs to be more intuitive with small things like better front cupholders. On a plus, this car is the simplest vehicle there is when it comes to changing a brake or tail light. Build quality is where I got what I hoped for, a solid, safe, fun to drive, car!
My wife would say the heated leather seats while I like the dashboard information center.
Snapped a headlight wiper arm the first time I tried to replace the headlight wipers.
Blows lights all the time; constantly replacing. Master cylinder replaced at 61k!!! T5 eats tires (3 sets in 70k, z rated tires are very soft). Also on 3rd battery (1 covered by firestone warranty). Power seats do not always operate. However, sound system is very good. Uses 93 octane gasoline.
Sound system. Large trunk.
Obviously has electrical problems that need to be cured. Cup holders are flimsy. Too expensive a car for the problems i have experienced.
Bought my T5 on ebay, Love the visual
lines, lack of blind spots, overall
performance is incredible. Slight
hesitation in the turbo boost is
forgotten once the apparent endless
flow of HP kicks in! I prefer my 5
spd to auto trans as the control over
the HP makes the car a real trip to
drive. Volvo also makes the most
comfortable seats of any manufacturer
I have experienced. The ride is solid
and my upgraded Michelins have
resulted in a ride that would rival
most new cars. I love my T5 (my wife
will confirm) and will drive it for
many years to come... Only
improvements are flimsy cupholders and
that my turbo eats gas at an alarming
rate (that's the tradeoff)
Do not buy a Volvo! It is a racket on
getting repair if warranty is up. No
places do repair b/c of the cost for
them to get software, therefore usually
there is only 1 dealer in town that can
do repairs and the take advantage of
that. My S70 has so many electrical
problems it is a joke and what is worse
is the cost to fix. Really do your
homework before you buy a volvo. I
have owned many cars and it is by far
the most unrealiable car I have ever
had. good luck
Heated seats work awesome
Make a more reliable car that any
garage can fix for a reasonable price