Love my Volvo! I love how dependable it has been for me the past 8 years.
This is the best, most reliable car I have owned. It is 10 years old and I am not even considering trading it in. I follow the book on maintenance schedules and suggested fluids, etc. I have a very bad neck and back and many cars are impossible for me to drive because the seats are so uncomfortable. I am also a petite person so that adds to the problem of finding a drivers seat that does not cause me migraine headaches. My Volvo s40 is easy for me to adjust the driver's seat so that I have no neck or back pain when I am driving. That means more to me than anything. I will admit that it is suggested to use the highest grade of gasoline in the car and I do this. I do not mind paying the extra money to keep my car working well. Yes, parts cost a little more, I do not buy them at fleet farm, and my mechanic only works on foreign German cars, and my Volvo. In the 8 years I have owned this car it has only been in to the shop for “normal” visits such as oil changes, brakes and tires. I love my Volvo!