My wife and I returned from a wonderful driving vacation up to Minneapolis and back home along the Mississippi River. The driving experience in our new S40 was fabulous. 1600 miles of driving pleasure.<P>Sadly, upon our return home, we were struck by a drunk driver. Fortunately for us, we were both ok. The S40 did exactly what we wanted our new car to do -- keep us safe.<P>So in the period of two weeks we got to experience all aspects of Volvo ownership: driving pleasure and vehicle safety. And in it all, Volvo has a life-long customer.<P>The repairs to the car shouldn't be too bad, as the collision was a side impact at the rear passenger side bumper. The car withstood the 40mph impact like a champ, and barring any frame damage the repairs should be easy.<P>But needless to say my wife and I are grateful for Volvo engineering. I honestly can say that after this wreck a Volvo isn't just any ordinary car.