I have next to no problems with my car. It now has 90k on it and still going strong like Volvo's do. I would not buy a new one than a 1999, Ford really wrecked the things Volvo stood for (tank like and indestructible).
Comfort on road trips is outstanding. The stereo system is great for stock.
I think the brakes are not strong enough for all the weight. I would add bigger rotors and calipers.
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