For the price of admission, one gets
some of the finest automotive
engineering available on the planet.
The vehicle handles extremely well in
all situations, visibility is
excellent, performance is more than
adequate and does it with an eye
towards fuel economy. Seating comfort
is excellent even for my large 6'2"
frame. Controls are easy to see and
logically placed for access. Yes, the
radio controls are "quirky" and take
some getting used to, especially as it
relates to changing stations. Using
the steering wheel mounted controls
simplifies this task once you have
preset the stations.
The styling of the car stll catches my
eye, while the solid feel makes it a
joy to drive. The green color used for
window tint is refreshing. Dark enough
for those sunny days, yet not too dark
for manuevering at night. The overall
understated elegance is sheer joy.
The cup holders up front are fine, but
the rear ones could be improved upon to
a great degree. For some reason Volvo
has a hard time with the cup holder