This is the answer to every comment on here… clearly the Volvo board is going to have more people posting volvo issues than say Toyota issues.. we have a small and biased sample that behaves similarly.I think you guys are missing the bigger picture:
1. Toyota, Honda, etc all suffered from piston ring / consumption issues at one point. Similar to Volvo
2. Our repair stories (and multiple trips to dealer) are anecdotal and not reflective of a large slice of owners
3. I'm sure Lexus, Toyota, and Honda have all had issues to some degree, but repairs on "Mainstream Cars" are far less costly than Volvo, BMW, Mercedes, etc. So I am wondering if Consumer Reports is calculating repair costs in their survey. Clearly, it's going to cost far more to repair a Volvo than a Toyota.
4. Consumer reports should elaborate on their rankings, by posting their survey and an asterisk beside each vehicle on what the most common repairs / complaints were on that given brand. Without knowing the most common failures and the questions asked, it's very hard to judge if Toyota is "more reliable" and Volvo "less reliable"