Why you shouldn't buy this car: You see this for what this is: the Volvo "Cross Country Club" and not an SUV. You could find a better use for $40K. You like your kids but, honestly, you survived in the back of a Country Squire with no seatbelts and a rust hole in the floor and you turned out all right. If you have to get a Volvo station wagon, you'll track down a classic diesel boxy wagon.
Suitability Parameters: Speed Merchants: No Fashion Victims: Yes Treehuggers: No Mack Daddies: No Tuner Crowd: No Hairdressers: No Penny Pinchers: No Euro Snobs: Yes Working Stiffs: No Technogeeks: No Poseurs: Yes Soccer Moms: YES! Nascar Dads: No Golfing Grandparents: Yes Also Consider: • Audi allroad • BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon • The V70 T5 that Joshman seems a bit desperate to sell • Mercedes R320 CDI Vitals: • Manufacturer: Volvo • Model year: 2009 • Base Price: $39,500 • Price as Tested: $46,985 • Engine type: 3.0-liter I6 • Horsepower: 281 @ 5,600 RPM • Torque: 295 @ 1,500 RPM • Transmission: 6-speed Geartronic Auto • Curb Weight: 4,092 lbs • LxWxH: 190.5" x 73.3" x 63.0" • Wheelbase: 110.0" • Tires: P235/55R17 • 0 - 60 mph: 7.2 Seconds • EPA Fuel economy city/highway: 15/22 MPG • Jalopnik Estimated Fuel Economy: 15.42 (post-Hurricane Conditions) • NHTSA crash test rating: N/A Also see: