I love my XC. Has there been some issue's not that Couldn't have been prevented. people Complain about the tires. honestly its AWD you MUST ROTATE THEM EVERY 5K other wise they wear uneven and cause strain on the AWD system! Breaks. its a volvo thing they tend to go through break pads. but if you Change the oil every 5k have tune ups done with OEM parts these cars will keep going! I have 122k now and have no issues, I also have another one that has 236k that i use for camping trips cus it has dents and dings oh and the whole going trough head light bulbs is easy fix just turn the daytime running lights off!
Comfort on long road trips. seems to get best hwy MPG at around 2400rpm or 70mph and 90. iv pushed the car to the max and got 580 miles on 17 gallons
Cup holders. the leather seats don't like sitting in the sun. intermediate wipers!