I've been really enjoying my car and i do a lot of reading about the car, and I am kind of fed up with articles saying that it's an overpriced mitsubisihi. <P>So far as I can tell, the main contribution from Mitsubishi is the body/sub-frame, right? The 1.9T started out as a mitsubishi engine, but it was modified by Volvo. The drivetrain, interior and equipment are volvo, right? In fact I think it works to our advantage, because FINALLY I have a car with a popular bolt pattern (4x114.3), and hopefully I will be able to find a good selection of wheels.<P>If volvo wasn't confident of the platform, they wouldn't have built a btcc car on it. Besides, lots of car manufacturers borrow cars. The Qvale is mostly ford parts, all the way down to the ignition key, and if the rumors are true, the next S40 will be on the ford chasis. BMW and Audi parts appear in other cars (even outside of their related families such as VW). Doesn't the McLauren use a BMW engine? same difference as an s40 using mitsubishi parts.