I bought a volvo for the first time in '99. based on reputation for safety and reliability. Although it is a very usable cargo space and comfortable ride and excellent visibility, it has been a repair nightmare. I began having very poor a/c problems finally had to replace it under warranty, and the repairs on electrical issues, interior body hardware, (shift light, window controls, seat controls on driver side, wagon hatchback door)after the warranty expired have been very costly and don't last long. I have spent way too much money on repairs, hoping to hold onto the car for at least ten years, and it's been six and I'm giving up d/t repairs.Reg. maintenance made no difference. Sad story.