Volvo may be late to the SUV ball game, but the XC90 brings some special features to make it stand out in a crowded field. If safety is of primary concern, the XC90 has got you covered on numerous fronts.
by klosterfrau1 on May 29, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
I was lucky to get this car to 125k almost every month I had it in the shop for all kinds of problems from shocks to spark plug and coils replaced. brakes squeaking and replaced that didnÂt fix the problem and the rotors were replaced and still didnÂt fix the problem. The transmission gave out and had to be replaced, a piston gave out it was replaced, dashboard lights out , brake lights were out and the mechanic could not find the short so the wiring was replaced but the dash warning came on every time you step on the brakes. It leaks! The gas tank was leaking, then coolant started leaking and then wiper washer fluid started to leak as well. Tsc gave out, electric system warning came on.
by marigold1 on Mar 9, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
I would stay far away from buying another Volvo after everything my family has been through with our 2003 XC90. The engines are not built to work with the transmissions. We have replaced the transmission every 30,000 miles. It has now become a safety issue. It has broken down on me too many times to count. I have dumped almost $12,000 into it. Go look at the service center at your local Volvo dealership. The lot is full of cars needing repairs. We have replaced the transmission 3 times, radiator, shocks, struts, axles, arm bushings...even down to the door handles. Do not make the same mistake we did. It is not a reliable car and I consider it a safety risk to drive.
by in_a_hurry on Nov 9, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC90 2.5T Fwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
I've read the recent reviews and it appears most folks are pretty miffed with their XC-90's.
I couldn't be happier with mine.
A couple car pool trips shy of 200,000 miles (I bought it new) and no major issues - never a tranny, motor, A/C or electrical problem.
I get about 45,000 miles on tires - not great but a willing compromise knowing I'm driving a stout porker that's as safe as anything on the road.
I have an honest, reliable mechanic who has taken care of a couple cars for me - a bonus.
Other than scheduled maintenance items, there hasn't been much to repair on the car that would not be expected, given the mileage.
Ball joints and motor mounts are the only things that come to mind