I picked up this 05 V70R after lemoning my 2004 S60R. Upon delivery of the vehicle, within 1/2 mile leaving the dealership, the car made this awful clunking and squeaking noise in the front suspension. I drove back to the dealer and they inspected it. They said that one of the springs in the front suspension came out of its seat. Furthermore, headlights were pointed straight down making them useless for night driving. Went back the next day to get the headlights re-aimed, said it was done. Guess what? Still pointing straight down. Furthermore, the clunking and squeaking in the front suspension came back. The car has been to the service dept in 2 of the 3 days of ownership. Do not buy a Volvo
When the car is working, the car drives great. The 6-spd is a great match to the 300 hp engine. But only when the car is working.
Build quality on the Rs and Volvo in general are a complete joke and the R is suppose to be their halo car. Gone are the good old 850 and P1 days where the cars were "bricks". And fix the headlights.