I've had this car for almost 6 years.
It's had a few minor annoying problems that were mostly covered under the warrenty until it hit 80K
The warrenty is now up and it's been a royal pain.
I have an AWD 6 cyl. turbo that has 90,000 miles on it.
This is my 2nd Volvo and we currently own 2 XC90's so we have double the pain....
Issues have been the anti skid sensor- $700 plus to fix, burns through tires in about 30k miles with easy, gentle driving.
New issue is my wheel bearings are shot.
My husband has a 2005 what we just spent about $3,000 on new tie rods, new bearings, new e-brake, new oil pump, leaking in oil system and after all that his check engine light is on again!
It's been great to drive but it's so expensive to fix.
We have taken really good care of this car.
It's been to Volvo for all sch. service.
I'm starting to feel like
both cars have turned into money pits.
My husband's Ford Sport trac had so many less issues at 9 years old and 100,000+ than our 2 XC 90's.
It's a solid car and we feel very safe but it's getting to expensive to keep fixing it every 2 months!
I'm about to trade them both in and go back to driving Ford's!
At least my Ford's didn't keep breaking every few months.
This seems excessive for the young age/miles on our cars- 88k and 90K for 2005 and 2006 AWD XC 90's. Next worry is the Transmission-I'm told those go 70-95K
I liked the car while it was under warrenty.
It's very expensive to fix. A longer warrenty that covers more standard service like BMW.
It would be better if it was not so hard on tires.
3rd row could
be have more leg room.
Easier cupholders for kids to reach in back seat.
Bought this car used from the local Volvo dealer. With only 38,000kms on it & half the price of a new one it seemed like a no brainer. It also came with the entertainment package & third row seating. I want to love this car. I think it is the best looking SUV out there. It handles beautifully it's unassuming & overall a great family vehicle. But. I can't get over how loud the engine is, and how poorly it accelerates. Go up a slight incline it sounds like the transmission is slipping. Coming down a decline, it does the same thing and clunks into gear. It really bothers me. I keep thinking it has transmission problems. Also, at 2500 rpm it revs really loud! It's being traded in for an LR4.
We purchased my Volvo used in 2007 and it had 36,000 miles on it. We had recently had our second child and loved the safety features and quality of this car. (Not to mention it is beautiful) It came with a few flaws, poor fuel consumption and rear doors that don't open wide enough in the back to get kids/groceries misc in and out. Third row is a joke really, no room for normal sized adults. Ok for children but hard to get them in and out. Overall this vehicle made me happy for 3 years and we never had any repairs other than scheduled maintenance. Just traded it in on a minivan due to our THIRD child arriving, but still missing my Volvo. I'll have another one again someday.
Luxurious leather, moon roof, AWD, built in booster seat, smooth ride, beautiful interior and exterior. I loved just about everything about my Volvo.
Rear passenger doors need to be redesigned to open wider to accommodate children, car seats, etc. Better fuel consumption.
Great use of space. Either 7 people or lots of cargo space. I live in Colorado and the turbo provides excellent power for high altitude driving. Had some friends compare a Lexus rx with an xc90 on I-70 in the high winds (40-50 mph and gusty) that we sometimes have on the front range, and they said the xc90 was vastly superior. Don't know about the Lexus but my xc90 handles these winds like no other car I've ever driven.
use of space, great ride, safety, good power at high altitude
poor visibility when backing, 3rd row seating costs a little leg room on the 2nd row (it's a laws of physics thing),gas mileage (I'll pay the extra $30 a month it costs in gas for this great car)