I bought the xc new 3 years ago and have put about 20,000 miles on a year. I am now in the process of selling this car because I have put 3 sets of tires on this car. The AWD system eats tires. The standard Pirelli lasted me 24,000 miles. I then put on swedish made tires and they are no better. I rotate the tires and alignment is good, but I continue to go through tires. Now the car is pulling to the right, and 3 different dealerships can't seem to find the problem. It's very unfortunate to have this problem as this is my 2nd Volvo. (no problems with my 1990 740 GL) The XC is very comfortable and nice looking, but the quality is gone. It is nothing more than an American car now.
Comfortable seats, great sound system, onboard computer, messaging system is convenient. A lot of cargo space for a non suv type car.
Terrible tire wear. cheap doors, very easily get "dinged" in the parking lot. The trunk in not even metal. couldn't put a ribbon magnet on the rear because it's fiberglass not metal. Vovlo quality has gone below standard. No longer "the tank" that it was known for, yet the price continues to rise