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1998 Volvo V90 Wagon

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Volvo V90 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 V90

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Uniquely styled sheetmetal. Full load of luxury goodies.

  • Cons

    Aging design.

  • What's New for 1998

    Nothing changes on the V90.

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What's New for 1998

Nothing changes on the V90.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1998 v90

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V90 4dr Wagon

Purchased brand new. Appreciate the safety aspect. Incredible steering radius. Front brakes need replacement often. Engine light comes on frequently. Nice auto for long highway drives. Somewhat sporty feel with handling. Large, open storage area when back seats are down. For a car with almost 205K miles, it still handles quite well.

Best car for the money

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V90 4dr Wagon

Very solid, reliable, comfortable, sporty without roughness. Great engine and drivetrain, exceptional handling. May appear dated (boxy) but drives better than the vast majority of new cars. Cheap alternative, including maintenance, to Mercedes or BMW. Never stranded and only minor problems if maintained properly. Holds almost as much cargo as my SUV. Lastly, safe as houses, and generally fun to drive. Tight turning radius makes it ideal in traffic and for parking.

Love this car

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V90 4dr Wagon

I have been driving my 1998 V90 for 9 years and I still love it like the first day I bought it. Super comfortable front seats, rear seats fold down for mega yard sale purchases (got an entire patio set in there) or all seats up (w/3rd row) and you can seat 7! Stay on top of maintenance - tranny flush, timing belt, etc. and she just keeps going and going.

Ac service every year

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V90 4dr Wagon

I would not consider buying another Volvo because I have had issues with AC system since I purchased it in 2005. It is not acceptable to have to put our car for AC maintenance in a Volvo dealer every year because AC cooling or any other issues. I am also not pleased that the price for the maintenance goes up about 15% every year. Furthermore, all the cool features and the smoothly drive does not encourage me to buy another Volvo. PS: It seems to me that Volvo should have recalled the V90 model, V90 for the AC problem.

Monday car?

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V90 4dr Wagon

I must have bought a lemon. Any forum I read scares me because I learn what breaks next! I had to repair the lower control arm bushings, the brakes and rotors (they are due again after only 20,000 miles), both radiators for A/C and cooling and more. It started with the gear sensor and battery, now the steering goes bad. It seems just endless, not to mention the bad door trims that fall apart or the rear hatch trim that rattles and the suspension that had to be replaced after 70.000 miles. That was my last Volvo. It's not for life as they claim. NO build quality whatsoever!

Great wagon - holds tons

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V90 4dr Wagon

This is my second Volvo wagon - kept my 1986 240 wagon for 9 years and gave it to my Dad who drove it another 4 years. Then sold it for more than retail! Great wagons - comfortable and holds tons of stuff. I really like the look of the car, too. Great pick up, tight turning radius. Just love this car.

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Gas Mileage


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  • 23
  • highway
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