Volvo, my ride of choice for many years until I was drawn to Audi and its quattro AWD system, has finally shed its stodgy image.
The beautiful babe on the left is the C70 T5 convertible, which has a beyond clever retractable hardtop, the first to include side-curtain airbags. It also has real rear seats, not a bench barely suitable for your mother in law's luggage.
The damage? 320,000 Swedish krona (that's US$44,000).