Used Volvo XC90 Ratings

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    2006 Volvo XC90 - FWD

    Pros: Self dimming mirror

    Cons: lights dim when they wash

    Advice: Drive it you'll like it

    Once again, I am more than pleased with the quality, comfort and reliability of teh Volvo Line. I find I must go back to these cars, time and time again. Having a number of physical problems and having to drive great lenghts at times (10-12 hours) no other car can compare. The seats and positioning is outstanding. HAving rented all different cars, all sizes and shapes, nothing compares. I'm getting 19 mpg in mixed driving and using mid grade with no problems. Would buy another in a heartbeat. ALthough this one is an automatic, I miss a stick shift, even in this size car! I still have my trusty 1999 S-70 and love the manual as well.

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    2004 Volvo XC90 - T6 SR AWD

    Pros: Styling

    Cons: Performance

    Advice: If considering purchasing - I hope you like time shares with the mechanics

    Cam Shaft replaced. Valves replaced. Wheel Bearing replaced. Tie Rods replaced multiple times. Stereo has a mind of its own. Head gasket replaced. Manifold gasket replaced. Headliner and carpet have come undone. Approach lights that light the interior floor board do not always shut off. GPS also has a mind of its own - starts working without turning it on. Brakes are making lots of noise at 20,000 miles. MPG is now at 15.6 which is NOT the all time low.

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    2004 Volvo XC90 - FWD

    Pros: Safe construction of the body

    Cons: Traction and stopping

    Advice: Change the tires immediately

    The stopping and traction on this vehicle are the scariest of any car I have ever owned. The ABS is so senstive that if come on when not needed and does not stop the car in a decent fashion. With a couple of inches of snow the car will spin out at every corner. It reminds me of the rear wheel cars we used to have. It does not track well. This year I will replace the Michelin tires with proper snow tires to try and improve performance.

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    2005 Volvo XC90 - T6 SR AWD

    Pros: rear door opens in mtwo parts

    Cons: there are many

    Advice: ck out bmw or benz

    Not happy at all. Windshield wipers allow for ice buildup. Windshield wiper fluid freezes quickly. Headlight fluid releases all over the hood. Sideview mirrors not automatic once car is off (should have allowance time like windows.)Cup holder in rear is not secure enough and cups fall and spill. Rear passenger windows not child safety proof. Driver seatbelt locks while slowly leaning folder to check blind spot. Shallow door pockets. No sunglass holder or change holder. Navigation system is lousy.

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    2005 Volvo XC90 - V8 SR AWD

    Pros: engine and style

    Cons: wheel options

    Advice: drive this last after you have tested other suvs in this catagory.

    Great truck, the v8 and 6 speed transmission make all the difference in the world. Now someone interested in performace can buy an XC90 with suffering with the T6 engine and transmission. Lots of fun to drive.

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    2005 Volvo XC90 - FWD

    Pros: Exterior Style; Interior Luxury

    Cons: Hmmm, wish it were $4000 less.

    Advice: Test drive it and see for yourself.

    My wife and I love the vehicle. We have had it for one month now and what a joy to drive. The 2.5T has plenty of power, personally I don't buy an SUV to go from 0-60 in 6 seconds. Mileage has been spot on with the sticker (18/23).

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    2005 Volvo XC90 - 2.5T AWD

    Pros: Interior amenities

    Cons: Sluggish handling at low speeds

    Advice: Buy the 2.5T instead of the T6. Use Costco for better pricing than dealer pricing.

    I've had the car for 2 weeks and am very glad I chose it over the MDX. The interior is as comfortable as the BMW X5 with more room and a few more bells and whistles. It handles a little heavy at low speeds but is a gem on the highway. You get used to the weight quickly. 5 cylinder has plenty of pickup and better transmission than T6, and from other reviews sounds like the T5 has fewer maintenance issues. I have had none of the visibility or mileage problems others have posted, and I really love the luxury, power, and utility of this car. It's incredibly quiet and feels solidly built. I had one problem with the navigation system that was resolved by the dealer in a few hours.