In 30 years this is my fourth Volvo and my first brand new one.. I always go out intending to buy a Toyota or a Subaru but always come home with a Volvo. Volvo may not often be the most reliable,the most economical and maybe not even the safest car in tests, but the comfort and ergonomics of the cabin is still unsurpassed. The 2006 in comparison to previous years (I also own a 1999) has a much smoother drive train and is certainly quieter under acceleration.
The seats,the climate control.
probably the same complaint as every european car owner, poor dealer service! I haven't had any issues requiring a dealer visit with this car,but my past experince has been mostly frustrating with dealer service departments. The small independent Volvo shops do much better service work