Bought this car used 10/2006 - 82k on it.
Now I'm up to 181,775.
Other than faulty trunk latch had no real issues until 2009.
Had to replace driveshaft ($750 DIY).
Other than eating up tires it really was a good car until no one caught the leak in the transfer case ($1,700 bad mechanic/$780 dealership fixed).
ABS went bad but as eariler - Victor Rocha is a GOD! ($125).
If you can do some of the work yourself I highly recommend it.
The complicated stuff - make sure you KNOW that the mechanic who is working on it can actually fix it properly or just suck it up and go to a dealership.
In So. Mich. go with Sesi Volvo. One final word of advices - if you hear a noise DO NOT IGNORE IT!
Handling, Turbo, Heated seats, cargo area (great for dogs!), comfy road tripping car with lots of space for stuff along the route.
Great for hauling things - pets, kids, straw, wood, fishing gear, livestock (and with a two position cargo net live things stay put! (but if not the seats wipe clean...)
Have had a lot of fun in it!
Drive train needs work.
Could use better cup holders.
Sun roof needs better seals.
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