It's been good to me overall, despite what others warned me about previously. Everyone told me that it would be expensive to own a Volvo and that I'd experience problems. My experience has not borne that out at all. The only expenses I've had have been routine maintenance (brakes, a headlight, new belt at 120K, etc). The styling is super cute and expensive looking. I get asked all the time about my "expensive" Volvo. So, it's definitely been worth it for the professional image that I like to project. :-) The car is small which makes it easy to get around town in, and easy to park.
Great car at a great price
2009 Volvo S40Patrick Boyer - White Plains, MD02/14/2017
Small enough to park in big cities, yet large enough for me to fit conferble in it. Along with good gas mileage.