As a satisfied owner of a '99 XC70 I purchased the '09 because of all the incentives. What a great wagon! Fast, comfortable, spacious and fun to drive. A big improvement over the "99. The 3.0 Turbo is a blast and the transmission is a seamless partner. Handling is considerably better than any SUV I tested. Considering the weight of this wagon and the horsepower, the gas mileage is fantastic (21mpg).
Engine, transmission, Bliss, Park Assist, seats, space, warranty and scheduled maintenance.
More active information (oil pressure, water temperature) on instrument cluster. Thats it!