Re: Should I wait for the 2007? (n0nsense)
These are the features for the 2007 model:
It basically boils down to this: do you want to save money? Or do you want some more toys and options with your V50?
The big news is that the 2007s can play MP3 CDs and will have a aux in for iPods. For the older models, there is no elegant solution for the iPod or MP3 discs. Don't believe any company or person claiming that they have some simple aftermarket solution for this. It does not exist and will never happen. Put it this way- you have a better chance of going to your local Volvo dealer and seeing a brand new Ferrari Enzo on the showfloor going for $39,999 and the salesman willing to knock off $3,000 if you buy it today. With a 10yr, 100,000mi warranty. And 1 year of free gas.
Safety-wise, DSTC will now be standard. In my experience, several dealers did not have this option for the AWD variant. It was an extremely rare combo.