Power when you need it, tight turning radius, comfort in the passenger compartment, automatic seat and mirror adjustments when you open the car door, and respect on the highway for speed, appearance, and control.Sophisticated night lighting is elegant and cool, activated by punching the yellow button on the key fob. I love the smoothness of the ride, the easy acceleration, and the cache of Volvo. I refused to even look at Japanese, Korean, or overpriced German cars. Ford. Chevy, and GM cars, although I prefer to buy American, didn't stand up to the solidity and Mercedes-like solid feel of the Volvo. For example, we own and love a solid and classic 1965 Mustang Convertible, but the 2007 Mustang was tinny, rough-riding, and uncomfortable in comparison with the Volvo sedan, notwithstanding the cool convertible fold-up automation. Maybe I'm comparing oranges and apples. but the Swedes have it over Ford, or had it, at least in 2004 when our car rolled off the assembly line in Sweden.