My husband and i bought this beauty 12-31-01 and have never enjoyed a car as much. we traded in a 1999 VW Passat GLX. This Volvo will do just about anything better than the VW. Power is the only area we noticed a sacrifice. Fit and finish are as good or better than any car we looked at , i.e. Toyota Highlander, Lexus RX 300 and VW Passat 4Motion. I have never felt as safe in a car in my life. We drive this vehicle with confidence. This car has Road Trip written all over it. Volvo costs a little more than others but as we found out , it's worth every cent. By the way , when was the last time Volvo offered 2.9% financing? that sealed the deal for us.
Comfort, Style, Handling and just a love affair with it every day.
A little more power and a full sized spare tire would be great.