It truly is everything you all have said it is! Wow.
It was a 2004 V70 R GT with about 3,000 miles on it.
Driving down the highway it was interesting to toggle back and forth between comfort and advanced. The highway was a little rough and worn and on comfort the ride was very smooth and stable. Switching to advanced made the ride almost harsh and choppy.
Those really are great seats. I know on another thread I started about my Viggen somebody recently posted they thought the Viggen's seats were the best. I think these are. By far.
The brakes and steering were all very nice.
I had a bit of a problem with the acceleration though. Now hear me out before you start flaming. Actually, there's nothing wrong with the speed or the acceleration. It's the perception of the acceleration that seems a bit misleading. There's no adrenaline rush to go along with the acceleration. Just a corner that is approaching at an extremely rapid pace.
Mind you, these are not criticisms. Initially the only word I could come up with to describe the driving experience was "sedate." Yeah, I know . But, upon reflection I realized that "composed" was a much more accurate (never mind flattering) description.
I'm truly looking forward to flinging one of these round the 'Ring next summer during my own hoped for OSD experience.
However, I'm now only 90% certain I'll get a V. I'm going to have to give an S a chance sometime soon.