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1998 Volvo S90 Sedan

 
 

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Volvo S90 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.9 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 181 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Volvo S90

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Uniquely styled sheetmetal. Full load of luxury goodies.

  • Cons

    Aging design. Inefficient packaging.

  • What's New for 1998

    No changes this year.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (28 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The ultimate rwd volvo

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo S90 4dr Sedan

Although the Scandanavian cubist design was starting to get a bit old by 1998, one thing that they got spot on was the interior--it is absolutely fantastic. The leather seats with suede inserts completely coddle their occupants. And the tasteful, real(?) wood accents would not look out of place in a car costing much, much more. And while I was a bit uncertain about the Volvo 24-valve V-6 engine, they had gotten all the kinks worked out by the '98 model year, and it's nice having some power in a Volvo. The car is barely middle-aged in terms of mileage, and I'm sure I'll tire of it long before it's in need of retirement. The S90 is the ultimate old-school, rear-wheel-drive Volvo.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

No problems at all!!!

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo S90 4dr Sedan

My Volvo S90 does AWESOME in the snow!!! It has the WINTER BUTTON for the torque converter(transmission) and does just fine. I am from Denver and drive the mountain roads daily and this S90 is as safe as it gets! I get about 25mpg's and haven't had any problems out of this car what so ever (given a Highly reputable dealership). The Leather has held up extremely well. With proper maintenance you can have a vehicle that will last and last a long time. They will go. I have 256k miles on my S90 and plan on keeping it forever! When I bought the Volvo I paid $7995.




Much has gone wrong

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo S90 4dr Sedan

I bought the car new and serviced perfectly. After replacing timing belt the tension unit broke destroying the new timing belt that required engine re-build... other items include.....new a.c unit and computer box...new transmission and two computer shift modules.....two radiators. So much money invested into car I cannot afford to sell or trade in.The car only has 136,000 miles on it.I have spent close to $9,000.00 on these items. Obviously not very impressed with quality.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 1998 Volvo S90 Review

What's New for 1998

No changes this year.

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ghurtado
ghurtado
02-24-2000
condition. However, my previous car was 1998 s90 (Lease) with all the toys with no heated seats. My issue is the s90 had the premium audio system and the C70 does not. I've checked with my local volv...


automan227
automan227
07-04-2003
Didn't volvo used to make a volvo S90/V90 series sedan/wagon? I believe its last year was 1998, and it was replaced by the S80....


sjpierce
sjpierce
10-03-2000
Help I'm looking at purchasing my first Volvo...considering 1998..S70...or S90...never had a Volvo and would like info as the nearest dealer is 75 miles away as a single lady in mid- fifties and trav...