by pschmid on Jan 19, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
I picked up the car at the factory in Sweden and kept it in Europe for 3 months to benefit from sales tax advantages then in effect. I only drive the car on
long distances and it therefore has barely 30,000 miles on the odometer. A Volvo is for life , as they say, and at this rate it may hold true in my case.
I have not had a single problem with the car, and it still looks just like the day I took delivery.
However, for urban driving it is less suitable because
of the rather generous turning circle compared to my other cars. Still, overall I am very pleased.
by timinsantafe on Jun 30, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
Seems like if you have the T6 AWD your doomed from the beginning with transmission and electrical problems. I picked up a 2004 2.5 5-cylinder with 80,000 miles and a blown motor at my local Volvo dealer for $2000.00!! Volvo had just installed a new transmission in it about 2000 miles before I bought it under warranty. I Called LKQ and they delivered a fresh 40,000 mile engine to my front door for $800 including shipping! Before I dropped the engine in, I installed a new timing belt water pump and replaced all the oil and coolant seals. Took about 3 days of wrench spinning and I now have a perfect 1 owner 2004 XC90 2.5 AWD with 80,000 miles for about $3200!!
by lane11 on May 30, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
Wow, this is a great car to drive, unfortunately, everything breaks on it.
I normally don't post, but I just had to register to let people know.
Here is the short list of things:
2004 T6, first owner: Front (both) and rear (both x 2) shock mounts (not shocks, the stupid plastic pieces they put in there). Motors in the dash for the air. Replaced two of them now.
$$$ Driver window motor.
The rain drains on the roof got plugged up, when they overflow, it goes onto one of the computers on the driver side.
Turbo is now dead $2000, and the traction/stability computer is dead.
Rear wheel bearings $$ plus the tires they ruined.
I won't own another volvo, ever.
Changes are minimal for the XC90's second year on the market. All models get wheel and tire upgrades -- 2.5Ts will wear 225/70R17 rubber and T6s will wear 235/65R17 rubber, but both get the same 17-inch "Neptune" wheels. Ice White is a new exterior color choice. Stand-alone options now include a wood steering wheel, aluminum dash inlays and a leather shift knob.