We just bought this car as an off- lease Volvo Certified Used Car, trading in a 1996 Volvo 850 with 139,000 miles on it. I also own a 1994 850 with 125,000 miles. This model has great pick-up, is extremely quiet, and has all the luxury "bells-and- whistles" I'd ever want! Straight highway I'm getting 28 MPG on regular fuel. At almost $3.00 a gallon, that's 50% better than my Nissan SUV.
I'm 6'6" tall, and the Volvo SEATS just seem to be built for me. It's hard to find cars that are comfortable. Seems like GM and Chrysler don't know how to build a car for a very tall person.
I was amazed (and to my advantage as a used car buyer) how much these cars have dropped from original sticker in such a short time. I don't know if I would buy one of these new (compared to a Lexus, etc.) seeing how much it has depreciated in such a short time. So, IMPROVE RE-SALEABILITY.