First off just wanted to say much of the information on here has swayed me away from a boring old Golf and back into a Volvo, this time a 64 plate R Design D2 in white with the sports suspension and a few extras. My previous Volvo was a rather problematic S40 which I bought at 9 years old and I don't think it was particularly well looked after, which along with it being one of the first builds, gave me enough headaches and empty pockets to want to run a mile from any other Volvo. Needless to say the brand finally lured me back
Best looking car I've ever owned hands down, few quirks which I'm still getting used to but I think this is a keeper (I'm a chronic car swapper).
Look forward to actively joining in the discussion and thanks to all thus far for your invaluable and superior knowledge regarding these wonderful motors