I've driven the Volvo on long drives, around town, and in the mountains. The vehicle is very fast, solid, confortable, and reliable. I had a Range Rover before the Volvo and believe the Volvo is at least its equal at a much lower price.
This car is fun to drive, comfortable, easy to maneuver, great to look at, and most important safe. I feel very confident that I have the best protection available in a car. The XC90 handles very well. I would buy this car again in a heartbeat. Like all SUV's I wish it had better gas mileage but safety is worth it.
I've had a van since 1983, I didn't want to go "low" I liked driving a car/van/suv that was higher up. So when it was time to turn in the van's we looked at all the SUV's out there. The Volvo is the first car I ever loved- -every aspect. I feel safe in it, and it meets all my needs for a car. I tell everyone how wonderful it is.
After driving a cross-country that had worn a path to the Volvo service center, I took a chance on another Volvo. I am so glad that I did, as the XC 90 is a beautiful car that is comfortable and fun to drive. It is well-suited to my small frame, and is extremely comfortable for the kids in the back. The power is not as impressive as some of the V8's that I tested, but its more than enough to put me ahead at the traffic lights! I do wish they were more creative with spaces for cell phones, sunglasses, etc. The location of the cruise control button drives me bonkers, as it sits right where my finger hits it when I hold the wheel. All in all I just love the secure feeling of a Volvo.
Extra seats in rear, very comfortable seats in the front, beautiful exterior, automatic wipers