I would never trust volvo to deliver a proper sporty car.
I owned a V70R for 4 years and teh execution was terrible. I would MUCH rather drive my 328iT than the V70R. Among my gripes:
-Crappy turning radius
-powertrain tuning (ran out of breath at high rpm)
-Suspension tuning was awful
-Seating position adjustability sucked.
-Brake feel (despite awesoem brembos all around) was poor
-Engine note was bad