Well, it's certainly a family car. Not very speedy at all, especially for the base model. It gets 22mpg city and 29hwy...with a manual. It's not a heavy car, especially for its class. It only holds 18.5gallons in the tank.
I think you could probably do better for that price. Honestly it seems like you're paying 30k (base price) for not a lot.
I'll suggest more tomorrow cause it's late here.
By the way, I got all that off of www.volvocars.com
. Next time try googling!