Even though it's fairly heavy compared to my 850T wagon, it feels much tighter and really hauls with no lag whatsoever. The suspension was very compliant, yet stayed composed very well, in stark contast to the crashy and stiff nature of the 850 suspension. It possibly had the best clutch I have ever driven also, like butta. On the other hand it is pretty pricey, and some have had problems with the synchros. But damn, I wish volvo would place more emphasis on performance.