Asking for the collective wisdom on the ownership experience looking now in the rear-view mirror -- now that you've owned your V70R/S60R for some time (>5 years) and spent money for all the required maintenance, would you do it again?
I have the opportunity to buy a lowish mileage (sub-60,000 miles), automatic V70R that I am considering for semi-daily/semi-pleasure use. I come from a long history of Volvo ownership ('71 1800E owned for 12 years, '96 850 Turbo owned for 18 years -- the current daily driver, previous 70's 145, previous 80's 244) so I think I fall into the long term ownership profile of most Volvo owners in this forum. I also recognize that the V70R isn't as trouble-free as the p80 vehicles. The second gen. V70R has been a bucket-list car since it came out and if it isn't already obvious, I've also been a life-long Volvo fan.
I would be keeping the 850 as a daily driver and my thinking is that once the 850 eventually becomes not worth fixing or finally dies, I would put the V70R into daily duty. I also have two other fun, manual but non-Volvo cars in my fleet and let's say that the cost of upkeep for a V70R can't be worse than for each of those cars (I do not wrench and not to sound arrogant but my time is better spent either working or relaxing than turning a wrench.) My intention would be to keep the V70R long term as my eventual daily driver.
If you V70R/S60R owners could turn the clock back and own/drive a lower mileage car now/today for the long term, knowing what you know now, would you?