I know very little about any Volvo after the 240. The evolution of the Volvo from the 444 to the 240 is pretty simple. It occured to me that the newest ones are now 13 years old. Before you say drive it for ever, think about how many 544/122/140 series are being driven 400-500 miles a week. Eventually the 240s will join that group. I consider my 240 wagon ideal (though a bit more HP would be welcome) with it's 5 speed, RWD, carrying capacity and relative simplicity. Are there any newer models I would enjoy?