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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV - Consumer Reviews

2003 Volvo XC90 SUV

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Great SUV
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By curtr
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T Fwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

The safetst SUV out there. Exudes
confidence in all types of driving
from local city city to extreme
mountain terrain. Gas mileage for
this size vehicle is above average.
Currently at 19.2 city and 24.6
highway on premium fuel. Interior
comfort is best in its class. Total
experience is above average.


Best Features

Oooh so warm heated seats and the most comfortable seats in the automotive world.


Worst Features

Thicker padding on door arm rests and center airm rests. Sunglass holder in roof console.


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Average XC90 (V70XC was better!)
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By Bushepy
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

The XC90 has been a disappointment with
the following: overall build quality,
fit and finish (both interior and
exterior, noisy electroic climate
control, poor audio system (the premium
Dolby Pro-logic II surround sound is
very disappointing), and, most
disappointing, the lack of adequate
engine power while accelerating onto
highways or while climbing mountains.
I also have had major problems with my
Volvo retailer on warranty work (they
damged the car. This could be my very
last Volvo.


Best Features

The safety features on the XC90, inlcuding Volvo's leadership in car and passenger safety.


Worst Features

The 5 cylinder engine is weak - more horse power is needed. Improve the premium audio system or go back to the Dolby Pro Logic-I system. Improve Volvo customer service!


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Great car, performance could be better
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By Doug Reynolds
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

The Volvo XC90 is an excellent package
for a person who wants the performance
and feel of a European sport sedan,
but the versatility of a large SUV.
This car feels light and nimble, but
has variable performance. Sometimes
there is a lag between 1st and 2nd
gears. Braking is excellent. Ride
and handling are very good. Engine is
quiet. Gas mileage and range is
poor. The car is well-engineered for
versatility. Second row seating
adjusts individually for all 3 seats.
Center seat slides all the way
forward. Third row is two independent
seats which fold into the third row.
Comfort and quality of materials is
excellent. Dash layout is great.


Best Features

NAV system Adjustable second row seating Ride / Comfort Handling (18" wheels) Performance (some days it feels good) Build Quality - Fit / Finish Tailgate! Styling Safety


Worst Features

Performance-some days it's not so good Turbo whine 1st to 2nd gear AutoTrans performance


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Get it!
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By bcrafto
on

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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I bought this for my wife. She
absolutely loves it! I have a '98
Mercedes Benz ML320, and in a lot of
ways, the Volvo is much nicer. Now I
understand that I am comparing a '04 to
a '98. We have only had the vehicle
for 3 weeks, but I don't have anything
to complain about except for the
price. I did manage did get $1,200 off
of sticker though. That is much better
than what I have heard most are
paying.


Best Features

Size. Versatility. Space behind the third row seats. All seats go flush into the ground. Silky smooth trany.


Worst Features

Could use a little more oomph in the engine. I have the 5 cylinder AWD. Low range 4WD.


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not sure
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By jo-lin
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Had the vehicle a month and a few
things puzzle me. With three rows of
seating, my family is cramped. Also,
the automatic transmission fells
sloppy. Aside from these, has a nice
car-like feel.


Best Features

Seats, safety and the sound system.


Worst Features

A 5-speed manual transmission and the newly developed diesel engine that Volvo sells evertywhere else in the world!


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