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By sdath
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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Excellent SUV. Only real down-side is the mileage, avg. 15 mpg


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I wanted to like it BUT...
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By bletour
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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Loaded T6 Accel poor unless you slam it to the floor. Slow to downshift Suspension mediocre. This car never feels even a hint of sporty in corners. Seats: Can't get comfortable Lights: "auto" on feature so when it get's dark they turn on, but the high beams won't function in that mode. Rain sensing wipers: Adjust the intermittent control and the rain sensor takes over anyway. "Approach lights": You have to push a separate button on the keyfob from unlock N/V/H... This car makes nasty noises sometimes and never seems smooth. Squeeks and rattles already forming at 10K miles. Build Quality: Doors need to be slammed, compartments stick.


Favorite Features

Radio sounds good Styling


Suggested Improvements

HAH! Look above! Hire a BMW or Mercedes castoff to fix the suspension. Get a REAL transmission in this thing to take advantage of a fairly powerful motor. Fit and finish work. Many of the "fancy" features are executed poorly.


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'04 XC90 - Pound for pound the winner
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By kitt141
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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I did my thorough homework and I landed on this one. Pound for pound, the '04 XC90 T6 AWD beats the X5 3.3, RX330, ML350 and MDX in legroom, headroom, cargo space, passenger seat, wheelbase, width, height, ground clearance, HP, torque, towing capacity and of course, good looks inside/out. I will not mention safety because the rest are just following what Volvo invented. I'm just laughing when people complain about gas mileage when they demand V6 and more HP. If you're one of those, then think of a Civic, Hyundai Elantra or Corolla. I don't know why the MDX is competing with the Europeans. The front fascia looks economy not luxury.


Favorite Features

The only SUV with Twin turbo.I like the Geartronic, the Whiplash Protection System,Side air curtains that covers ALL passengers,DSTC,Bi-Xenon lamps, 3rd row seats, wide stance, classy-looking instrument cluster, split tail gate and the reverse motion sensors.


Suggested Improvements

I know Volvo can do this simple homework: make the 5-speed auto transmission fit into your straight 6.


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Great Car
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By PTB
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T Fwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Bought it a month ago - now close to 8000 miles with no problems. I'm a photographer and this is the best car I've ever had, visually speaking. Great sweep of sight, great sound system. I've had it on bad roads with no problems. It takes off when passing. No problems and a great car.


Favorite Features

The pick up when passing; the windshield wipers knowing when to go fast or slow; the surround sound; the space and size; the quiet elegance; the very quiet design surprises; the light so my daughter can read in the back without reflection...


Suggested Improvements

The exterior thermometer seems to be off by a few degrees.


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Love Ruby
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By SRado3
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Great Car!!! Would buy it again!


Suggested Improvements

For short people, it is hard to see out the back when you are backing up. Have lift body up out of the seat to a clear view of what maybe behind you.


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