This car is an engineering marvel as
far as the fit, finish and drive are
concerned. Before buying ensure there
are no oil leaks a the oil return line
is often trouble. The part online is
$90 ($120 at dealer), and an easy do it
yourself. The traction control module
is notorously flaky. Test by slamming
on breaks and then gas on gravel or
sand before buying. If the TRACS or
ABS lights come on, run. Part alone is
$800, though you can trade your old one
in online and get a rebuilt one for
about $150 (see www.swedespeed.com
forum). Check out Internet Volvo
forums before heading in for repair as
many high $ repairs are actually a $40
sensor gone bad.
Great seats, and seat heaters.
Outstanding brakes and acceleration.
Great lights and windshield tinting
(tinting around mirror between visors
helps wonderfully on sunny mornings
driving East or evenings driving West!
Best stock sound system of any car,