Based on 101 Ratings for the 1998 - 2004 models.Review this car
By Steve on Monday, March 10, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "It is a car and beats walking."
Cons: "More than 50 characters would permit."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"It's hard to imagine the person who approved many of the silly details on this car. The turning radius is very limited, don't attempt a u-turn unless you have 3 lanes of space to work with. The front seats use a poorly conceived electric motor to allow access to the back seats. It's certainly not a car that more than 2 people can hop in and drive away in. We bought the car after the model was recommended by a neighbor, now we wonder if the neighbor was playing a trick on us. Expect the check engine light to come on regularly for very minor issues (which makes getting the car smoged a HUGE pain in the butt.) It's a car that may seem like a good idea in the short time people generally take to test drive and inspect vehicles, but the longer you drive this car the more you will distain it. I have owned Volvo's before and loved them...this is simply a poorly designed car that will grant you more aggravation and annoyance than joy."
11 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By adr3261 on Saturday, February 15, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Absolutely Gorgeous interior and exterior/"
Cons: "Small Space, cheap interior pieces"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"This has to be the strangest car in the world, everything about it sends me back to the Owners Manual. The radio requires a 2-3 hour wait with the car on to reset, which runs the batter down. The car makes sounds that are alarming to say the least. The trim is falling off in leaps and bounds. The hood will not shut, but this car is absolutely gorgeous, the body is perfect, the interior would make Henry Ford blush, and most of the options work in the car, you just have to search and find out how to use them. I am replacing three lights and I am just going to let a mechanic fix them. But all and all, I like the car."
9 people out of 13 found this review helpful
By nikky on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "nice looking car"
Cons: "not performance reliable"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I have problems with: the cooling/heating system, coolant leaks,window regulators/motors,water leaks, and engine coils."
8 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By James on Friday, February 01, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun car, very luxurious, beautiful"
Cons: "Needed the Valve Body replaced after 2 months..."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought mine with a rebuilt title at 118k miles. It drives awesome but has some strange creaking sound. The engine runs perfect, no problems, but after driving it for 2 months the engine light and transmission light start flashing and I take it in and it says solenoid problem. It's recommended I replace the valve body for $1400. I love the car so much, it's BEAUTIFUL, fully loaded, two tone leather heated seats, peppy turbo, great sound. Can't see out the back well at all though, but it is a turbo. I'm just going to pay the $1400, it's more than worth it. Hopefully it'll be the last of my problems with it for a long time."
8 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By Wing on Thursday, March 29, 2012
I owned and sold this car
Reason: need money
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Hard to fix, for it's an European car. Other features are just perfect. Absolute a sports car. Low key show-off. Drives as fluently as you can imagine. Never find a more comfortable-driving car since then."
11 people out of 13 found this review helpful