Until recently, Mercedes, BMW, and Lexus sell 6x more cars than Volvo does. Even if the reliability is the same, you'd expect 6x more Mercedes/BMW/Lexus to come in for repairs strictly because there are 6x more of them. Are you suggesting that the ratio of those cars coming in was even more skewed compared to Volvo? I find that hard to believe since my local Volvo dealerships are packed to the gills to the point where there's a 2-month wait for loaners.The problem is you dismiss people that actually work with the brand daily and other brands side-by-side. You’re saying Volvos are unreliable because certain things say they are and you can’t trust enthusiastic Volvo owners really is disingenuous. There are many stores that sell multiple luxury brand side-by-side meeting the service department has real actual hard numbers for repairs I Volvo a Mercedes AMG Audi and BMW side-by-side.
you go talk to one of those stores and sit down and look at things like warranty claims and fill your rates and I think you’ll find it at the Volvo‘s in the real world are significantly better than what those reliability rankings make them out to be. So many of those reliability surveys are goofy they don’t show you much. It’s really helpful when a company scores a software glitch for Apple CarPlay the same as an engine that needs replaced. I worked at a Lexus store for a long time and you know what those cars broke down all the time in the service bays were filled every day with broken cars. So what happened to all those magazines that said Lexes was just the pinnacle of reliability?