I really like my XC90. While it has had some minor issues, overall it has been a pleasure to own. After driving this vehicle in LA, i got rear ended badly (the Lexus was totaled that hit me) and my XC90 was a tank. I can't say enough good things about his vehicle.
Secure tank to drive (that's a good thing) Very sound proof Easy to drive Booster seat (my nephew really likes this as a built in) Third row seating
Get the Extended warranty - my transmission needed replacement at 50,000 miles and just over 4 years. Also, brakes go quickly (note: I drive stop and go traffic only and ride the brake)