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.
by cgo on Apr 10, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
Do Not buy this car!
I was enamored by the nice look, the safey reputation, and the fun drive of this car.
And despite warnings on this and other review sites, I went ahead and bought it.
I got a used one for $10k.
After a year of in-and-out of the mechanic, and countless $$'s spent on repairs, I finally junked it when the last repair estimate came to $11k.
You would not believe how many "car experts" asked me how stupid I was to buy that car.
Please do not buy this car.
Don't be tempted like I was.
You will regret it.
by bob458 on Nov 4, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
Bought a used xc90 from volvo. We have averaged a new problem every 2000 miles. Including a breakdown leaving my pregnant wife stranded and now flickering headlights that cant be fixed despite visits to the dealership and throwing money at it. (computers and modules are next on the list) It would be nice if the dealership looked like they knew how to fix what is apparantly a common problem on their vehicles...
So its going to be traded in with a 6 mth loss of 5-6k. Looks pretty but its not engineered well nor built well - certainly not the volvos of old.
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.