I have owned my S70 for 5 years. Its been very reliable, great gas mileage, and very comfortable seats. However, it has severe blind spots making it tough to change lanes. And forget the outside rearview mirrors - no help with the blind spots. The base engine has more than enough power and runs on mid- grade gas. Cloth seats are difficult to keep clean. This is a great car, but watch those blind spots.
Very comfortable seats. I have the cloth. Safety features are second to none. I have nitrogen filled tires, making for a very smooth ride.
Light bulbs burn out often - Volvo should find out why.