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2003 Volvo XC90 - Consumer Reviews

2003 Volvo XC90

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good car but expensive to keep
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By Anonymous
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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i bought this car this past summer with 144xxx miles on it but when i bought it the motor was gone so i got a good deal on it, i bought a motor for $3000 with 70xxx miles and first it ran great but then one of the turbos quit. the transmission has ever been an issue for me but this car is very expensive to keep it only gets about 8 mpg but it rides nice so i guess its not too bad


Best Features

it rides nice, the stereo is amazing has great speakers, great bass


Worst Features

only put mobile 1 oil in it or it wont run good


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Volvo Owner No More!
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By Edashcash
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2003 Volvo XC90 2.5T Fwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Best Features

The Bold Exterior Look


Worst Features

Everything


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What a nightmare!!!
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By dok
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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I have finally solved all of my 2003 XC90 problems, I GOT RID OF IT! Let me count the thousands of dollars I spent in 7 years on maintenance, 4 sets of tires, 2 were the crappy pirelli's, then 1 set of michellins and finally 1 set of goodyear assurance tires rated for 80,000 miles. A leaky power steering unit, both front lower ball joints and tie rod ends. And a new transmission after 57000 miles along with a leaky sun roof and the emissions evporative pump and charcoal canister. but what realy hurts IS not being able to find a volvo dealer that could fix the car reliably and honestly. steer clear of volvo of edison's service department.


Best Features

The car rode nicely and the fit and finish was very good.


Worst Features

Supply the car with the proper tires so they don't wear out in less than 20000 miles. The suspension needs to be beefed up I had to change way to many bushings in seven years.


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Worst Car I Ever Owned
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By Tom
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2003 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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This was my first and will be my last Volvo. This thing needs new tires every 20,000 miles, grinds through brake pads, needed a new transmission at 80,000 miles and now at 100,000 miles the turbo is blown. Probably had this car in the shop 2 to 3x per year for various electrical and mechanical problems. Volvo was gracious enough to replace the transmission for only the cost of labor (I am convinced they have a silent recall going on) but it still cost me $1,600. Now to fix the turbo will cost another $5,000. It is time to trade in this albatross....I should have done it 30,000 miles ago. Volvo should just recall this vehicle and give everybody their money back.


Best Features

child seat, interior is very comfortable


Worst Features

too many to list, .the whole car needs to be re-engineered.


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Safe but Sorry
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By John
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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We've had Volvos in the past and this one has been a real disappointment. Requested an extended warranty after multiple problems and Volvo did honor our request. You feel safe driving it but the rattles and excessive tire wear are just a few of the issues. This was a model year but we took the risk becasue of our luck in the past with Volvo.


Best Features

Ride, comfort and styling


Worst Features

Over detail to electronics, drive train, and tire wear


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