I bought an Ocean Race. We have seen alot of front-end work. Ball joints, springs, struts, cv axles - had to be replaced. Fit & Finish is decent. Engine timing belt, coolant sensor, plugs, and transmission must be maintained. Right angle gear - watch the oil and seals -- Expensive to replace!!! We need a good car for family of four. Volvo seems to imply Big $ at mechanic shops. Do all the work myself, save maintenance $. New xc70 are over-priced..
Sunroof, heated seats, ride, and visibility are great. I like the split back seats.
- improved front end control arms - lower labor cost at dealerships - put true skid plate on car - plastic on front-end sunfades - need to die the plastic...