It is fun to drive - it handles like a more expensive car (it takes curves like a dream and the turbo means fast acceleration).
I LOVE my car. Love it. It is always fun to drive, handles like a sports car, but is practical enough to put two carseats in the back for my young children. I call it the "anti-mom" car - no minivan or oversized SUV for me. I want something that is responsive and fun to drive and my Volvo ticks all the boxes. My one complaint is the HVAC - you cannot have both heat and defrost at the same time, which is ridiculous.