By performing basic maintenance, at 8 yrs & 122000 miles I have no issues.
2011 Volvo C30 R-Design
I love my car. I bought it used in 2015. It had a lot of miles but I felt it was a good value. I have had no manufacturing issues at all. I live in the southwest desert so my environment has caused battery and dry rot issues but that is normal here.
The only thing I don't like is the high cost of parts and repairs for this car. I hit a post and the headlight replacement is exorbitant. Looking at the engine compartment, I dread any major repairs because just getting to parts will be an involved process. A simple battery replacement involves removing various surrounding pieces.
As long as you take care and maintain a Volvo, it is a safe, reliable vehicle.