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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV - Consumer Reviews

2003 Volvo XC90 SUV

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I traded in my year 2000 Mercedes S500
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By sam hobbs
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I loved my S500 because I could drive
800 miles without stopping and never
feel it. The S500 had too many
electrical glitches, so I traded before
the 4yr warranty expired. The XC90 has
the same ride, handling, driveability
and comfort as my S500, plus holds 7
people and has all-wheel drive. The 6
cyl engine is not as powerful as my 8
cyl. mercedes, but is nevertheless
plenty peppy.


Best Features

Ride, feel of control, interior roominess without a large exterior, wood steering wheel, tailgate, seats and climate system


Worst Features

It should have smaller keyfobs; slight lag shifting out of 1st gear


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Just excellent.
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By odb
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

Simply fantastic.had driven it for six
months now, got nothing to complain
about.hope to keep it for a long , long
time.


Best Features

Handling.Seating arrangements and versatile configuration.


Worst Features

I still like a cassette player!


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Love my Volvo
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Fun To Drive
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By viking551
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Best auto I have every had....all the
space I'll ever need, third row seats,
plush luxury. All this with 18/24 mpg
on REGULAR GAS. Everything I wanted!


Best Features

Interior appointments, fun to drive, split tailgate, and the gyro.


Worst Features

Put the 300 hp I5 in it.


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


Review

We were looking for a safe 7 seat
vehicle, comfortable seats, reliable
and economical to run. The MDX is only
the only other SUV to come close to
this descripition.

The fuel economy (or lack thereof) has
surprised me in the first 800 miles.
My Toyota Tundra V8 does better in city
and on highway. I have BABIED the
XC90's throttle and I get 14 mpg (US
gallons)in the city and 20 mpg on
highway. Tell me it's just during the
break-in period?!

Dealer tried a few "tricks" when I went
to pick it up, but they backed down
when I objected.

Otherwise, our whole family is very
happy, comfortable and safe.


Best Features

all the safety features, seats


Worst Features

check the fuel economy problem.... maybe hire some Japanese engineers for this.


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Urgent Transmission Service Required
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
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By viking
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

We waited six months for it. With 200
miles on the odometer, taking daughter
to school, my wife had to call Volvo
roadside assistance due to sudden
sluggishness follwed by a dashboard
message "Urgent Transmission Service
Required." The dealer had the car for
4 days, and flew in a Volvo master
tech to fix the problem - bad solenoid
that locks in gears. Dealership never
heard of problem, but one of the
salesman heard that it had happened in
a handful of other XC90's with low
mileage. Aside from this early
problem, we love the stylish exterior,
the comfy interior, the practical
seating, the decent soundsystem.


Best Features

Exterior styling and pleasant ride and handling.


Worst Features

GPS controls are cumbersome. Keyboard might be a nice addition. Turbo lag is annoying.


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