Well we bought the car used, impart because we were just starting our family and with volvo you think safe. Thankfully we also put out for a three year 30k warranty. Good thing we did, because had we not we would have ended up putting over $5000 into the thing. Would not recommend buying used!! These cars were not built to go even 150K, we are just hoping to nurse it till we are no longer upside down and can dump the thing.
Heated seats and window washer very nice in Alaska. Space, seating, cargo. Very nice MPG for such a powerful/big car.
Huge depreciation even when bought used, very costly repairs, no one but the dealer will touch it. While the rental car with any repair is nice, it is too much like getting a lollipop after having your leg sawed off. Doesn't really ease the pain.