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 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
by Edashcash on Sep 13, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC90 2.5T Fwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
When I first got the vehicle I loved it, but after having it for 2 + years, it's not reliable..something is always wrong with it..had so much trouble with the Axles where it would shake rigourously 60-70 mph..the A/C stops blowing out consistently after 20 min..and when it's on its too darn cold! The temp. gauge doesn't work so it's either freezing or hot.
by Doug on Jul 7, 2007 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC90 2.5T Fwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
The vehicle continues to look and ride like new after four years. 2.5T cruises great at 60-80 mph. Wear on tires and brakes is more than we had anticipated. Great on long trips. City mileage is a modest disappointment.
by Stephen J. Lalor on Jan 2, 2007 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC90 2.5T Fwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
Was true Volvo believer here for over 15 years but no more! I have always loved this brand and believed in but the XC 90 is the most unreliable, high maintenance auto I have ever owned. 60 k miles now, and am in need of (4th set of 4 tires)and front-end ball joints; heating and air conditioning system has never worked correctly (and they can't figure it out), passenger side front window has broken at least 4 times; wind shield wiper blades fly off car.... shall I continue? I just purchased a different brand SUV even though I have 3 months to go on my Volvo-KLUNKER lease! 2007 Buyers - beware and consider alternative, less expensive SUVs unless you enjoy visiting dealer service facilities.
by Janeen on Oct 6, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC90 2.5T Fwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
So many problems with my XC90. Volvo
sent this SUV out and did not finish
putting it together. The carpet fell
down in the front seat, outside window
trim was not attached, numerous
problems with the braking system-very
loud noise, exhaust was entering car,
Anti skid warning light kept coming on,
When unlocking the front door the trim
around the lock came off, made repeated
trips to dealership and they said they
fixed it and they did not. Can't wait
to get rid of this SUV!
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