Well, today or hereabouts is one year with my S40. All the reasons I thought I was buying it have been realized.<p>1. I still think it is one of the best looking cars out there. I don't want a bangled BMW, etc. Thinking of all the car makes it is hard to think of one that has better looking cars in my opinion. Lexus, Merc, BMW, Subaru, VW. Things like the Porsche Boxster or Cayman or Lotus Elise/Exige would be cool but with my Volvo I can park it anywhere and relax. Maybe some of the audis, but I keep hearing opposite opinions about their dependability.<p>2. It's got plenty of power for me. I don't do drag races anymore.<br>3. Interior is gorgeous, simple. Lots of places for phones, ipods, EZ pass<br>4. Handling is excellent. I want something that while it may have some body roll, doesn't destroy my kidneys on the often 120 mile commute each way.<br>5. I've had a couple weird software problems, passenger airbag light, hot air coming out instead of air con, but it's all been sorted out.<br>6. Got some nokians for the winter, Eagle F1s for the summer.<br>7. The AWD has been great. Haven't been sideways yet.<p>All in all we are super happy with this car. I can't see another car out there that I would rather own and live with.