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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!
Pros: Park assist
Cons: limited vision backing
Advice: Good if you need the third row of seats and a midsized SUV.Excellent comfort and handling for a SUV. Got the T5 so I knew it was not going to have outstanding performance, but the mileage mirror's EPA ratings (18-24) which is good. Purchased through overseas delivery which was great. Highly recommend that if it fits with your plans. Two free plane tickets to Europe and eight percent off list.
Pros: I love the total package especially the body style and the 36,000 mile free maint. available on the 2004
Cons: It takes only premium unleaded gas.
Advice: It is a bit pricey, I tried like the dickens to talk the manager down but could only get $700 off MSRPThe very first XC90 that I tested was a 2003 demo and I loved it the minute I sat in it. I had of course heard of the Volvo's record for safety which was a big deciding factor in purchasing any vehicle. I found the interior to be pleasing to the eye and very functional. The performance was great, I don't drive like a bat but felt that the pickup was great. This car drives like a dream. The other vehicle that I was interested in was the Lexus GX470.
Pros: Cargo space.
Cons: Lack of horsepower
Advice: Its not worth 40+K shop around for a better SUV.Its a hulk without the muscle. Takes a while to pickup from dead stop to 60. The dashboard is very poorly done, with lot of space taken for the cd changer. No space for sun glasses. Sun roof is way over your head and only back passenger can see it. The middle person in the back has no leg room space, unless you detach the front box underneath the arm rest. The only impressive part is the cargo space. Provided you take a course in how to fold all those seats. Over all bad experience with volvo.
Pros: The overall ride, the premium stereo (DB2), safety, and fun to drive.
Cons: Not enough storage space, the wait, and the price.
Advice: Definitely buy it, if you have the time and the money.At first, I didn't think much about this car mainly considering it's a Volvo, but then it started to get awards. So, I decided to take it for a test drive. I was very pleased with it, in every aspect of it. The ride was very smooth, solid, and quiet, the power was good (even though, the competition has more), brakes handled well, and the initial built quality seems to be in line with Volvo and other premium auto makers. The best part is that it was fun to drive.
Cons: Premium to buy
Advice: Shop around or wait a year.I was very comfortable in this car. It drove well. I was suprised at he power it has, but still would like more. The middle seat would not open, the sales guy was trying to show us a child seat or something, but it was broken. Was told the price was $2500 over MSRP. I think this is an awesome vehicle and the would have purchased except for the premium over MSRP.
Pros: Nice looking
Advice: If you drive alot consider a more comfortable carWhen I got into the drivers seat I was disappointed in the lack of headroom. I am a tall woman, 5'11', who drives kids around alot and the comfort feature is very important to me. The car had good pick up but it was loud. Handled really well around corners, highway etc.