I was thinking how seldom I see other V50's on the road. I travel frequently and have only seen three V50's in the six months I've had my car...Two 2.4i's driven by women in their late 40's/early 50's and a T5 AWD driven by a couple who looked to be in their 80's(kudos to Volvo marketing) <br> I had no idea the NA sales report numbers were that low for the V50. From June '04 through May '06 they've sold just under 10,000 in the US..around 400 a month..V50 sales have decreased every month since October....8 month avg. -27%..so it will probably plateau around 5,000 a year...I would've guessed about twice that number...closer to Passat wagon sales(10,000-12,000)<br> So when the power steering pump goes at 3k..the radio freezes..buttons and latches break..recalls are put out..and the car won't start(6 out of the past 7 mornings!)..at least I won't see five or six other V50's while I'm driving to work...then again...maybe those are some of the reasons i don't see five or six V50's while I'm driving to work.