by rootleaf on Mar 1, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
We purchased this car a little over one year ago.
I never thought we would be a Volvo family but now we are.
I was looking to get my wife out of the mini van rutt we had been in since our first child.
Now the kids are getting bigger and a van is not so necessary.
I bought this car for her as a surprise.
I paid 12k for it in Dec. 2011 and it had 100k miles on it then.
The timing belt had not been done yet so I had that replaced immediately by our mechanic as well as the water pump and other belts for 500 dollars.
Since Dec. 2011 we have not spent one more dollar in maintenance other than oil changes.
This car drives great. Read the reviews and be sure you buy the 2.5 turbo engine!
by littlerock2 on Jul 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I bought a 2005 Volvo XC90 new in Feb of 2006 at the dealership in Athens GA.
In Dec. of 2011, transmission had to be rebuilt at 87,000 miles for $4200 - dealership wanted $6500.
Then in April 2012 at 92,000 miles, the engine started knocking - balance rod failure.
I looked on line and Volvo has known that both these failures could occur in this make and model.
Never did I receive any recall or info.
I contacted Volvo of North America who offered no help to pay for these repairs. I did not rebuild engine - would cost almost what car was worth.
I sold it to an auction company for $3600. Now drive a Toyota Highlander.
Will never trust Volvo again.
by twelborn on May 17, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
I did not ever think that I would be a Volvo driver, but once I took a test drive in this SUV I knew that I had to have it. The comfort that Volvo offers its drivers and passengers is outstanding. Despite the smaller 5-cylinder engine, this car has spunky acceleration and I can manage decent fuel economy for this size of a vehicle if driven properly. I have only been driving it for about 1 1/2 months, but I have had no problems so far and this car was meticulously maintained with its previous owner so there are no problems that I anticipate should happen.