2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Worst Car I Ever Owned
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Worst Car I Ever Owned
By Tom on

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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.

Favorite Features

child seat, interior is very comfortable

Suggested Improvements

too many to list, .the whole car needs to be re-engineered.
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By tonymastodon
on 11/12/11 16:08 PM (PST)

yea yea tranny issue.. blame GM, not volvo.

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