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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)


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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)


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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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By viking551
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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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)


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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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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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