Good build quality and reasonably equipped.
Parts can be expensive, but some reconditioned and copies available at lower price.
On the road
Very solid with positive steering.
Reasonably quick, however fuel economy suffers.
Living with it
Generally very good. I did have to replace the exhaust manifold after 120,000 miles and I was told by the Volvo dealer this was a common problem on those with a flexible pipe.
Still looks good after 8 years. Still looks good at the golf club.
Most things adjustable, making it ideal whatever your requirements.
Security and Service
Alarm and immobiliser.
On the whole, very well informed and prepared to help where possible.
Problems and Ownership
Flexible pipe on the exhaust manifold started to blow after 120,000 miles.
Did you buy the car new?
Would you buy the same model again?
Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?