Added: 15th of November 2013
I went looking for a Volvo, and bought this beast from the garage across the road from Volvo dealers. Normally 50-55 mpg on runs, 47 mpg around town. Handles better than a 4-wheel drive in snow and a very comfortable ride. Cruises very comfortably at 60 mph. A bit noisy at higher speeds, but you expect that from a diesel. Most important - my wife likes it.