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    5/10/2007 8:56:40 AM

    2006 Volvo S60 - T5 FWD

    Pros: None now.

    Cons: Overall a poor choice.

    Advice: Not worth the money or headaches.

    The 2006 S60 does not hold up in winter driving conditions. When snow or moisture gets in the wheel wells, the tires may seize up or become unstable (less round because of moisture freezing as the dealership tells me). Then the steering wheel will shake like I am holding on to a jack hammer (like the tires are severely out of balance) and I must take the nearest highway exit to immediately slow the speed of the car. Or the tire(s) will seize up and, according to the dealership, I am supposed to step on the gas or rock the car by going back and forth to free the tire(s). In my case, I had to have the car towed after a tire seized up. I rate this Volvo a minimum on safety and safety is why I purchased a Volvo. Now that I am wiser, this is my first and last Volvo. I notified the National Transportion Safety Assoc.

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    4/25/2007 5:17:39 PM

    2005 Volvo XC70 - Base

    Pros: None

    Cons: Unreliable

    Advice: Do NOT buy a VOLVO

    One endless on-going issue after another including a completely brand new transmission at 35,000...a warranty item, yes, but good grief...

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    4/7/2007 9:08:31 AM

    2003 Volvo XC90 - AWD

    Pros: Third row is conveinent for small, very small children.

    Cons: The amount of time I spend at the dealership drives me crazy. Maintenance costs-AHHHH

    Advice: Step away from the Volvo XC90.

    What a gross waste of my money. New brakes twice a year . replacing tires 2 times a year. Tranmission replaced at 80,000 miles. Dripping fluids. Leaking Oil. Drinks gasoline like humans drink water. If you don't have extra time to be at the dealership three times a month , do yourself a favor DONT BUY A VOLVO XC90!

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    3/3/2007 6:27:39 AM

    2007 Volvo XC90 - V8 AWD

    Pros: Seats

    Cons: Quality Control.

    Advice: Avoid. You wont know if they paid attention to the build of your vehicle until you take it home.

    Comfortable seats but atrocious reliability. Constant squeaks and rattles that dont seem fixable. In the shop 6 times the first 4 months. Very dissappointing purchase.

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    2/21/2007 6:03:26 PM

    2007 Volvo XC70 - Base

    Pros: handling on road and lower center of gravity makes it feel like a sport car on stiroids

    Cons: none at this time

    Advice: Drive one and put through the paces. you can't bet it

    Handling is great with awd in snow. Has plenty of pick up and love the room. Had suv for past eight yrs. this car out does any thing a suv could do.

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    2/15/2007 5:57:32 AM

    2006 Volvo XC90 - FWD

    Pros: Anti rollover.

    Cons: Ride, performance, cheap interior materials.

    Advice: After much research, I've found that the cars have multitude of problems and are way expensive to maintain. You're better off going with a Subaru Tribeca, Toyota, or Honda. Volvo has turned into cheap, overpriced garbage.

    There was vibration in the steering at anything above 50 mph. The vehicle was not quiet.

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    2/5/2007 5:54:44 PM

    2007 Volvo XC70 - Base

    Pros: Road handling and safety

    Cons: Maintenance cost and poor quality

    Advice: Buy some other car

    Bought a new 2000 V70AWD SE. LOved the car initially. The maintenance costs averaged 2-3K a year after the warrantly ran out. Had no end of electrical problems, ECT went out at 50K miles - $1,400, Transfer Differential at 60K miles - $4,000!!!. My mistake was not buying an extended warranty. Car handles well in poor road conditions- ice, snow, heavy rain. Cost of ownership is the killer. My first and last Volvo. Volvo's biggest mistake - selling out to FORD!!!