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Solid SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Fuzzball
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2008 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 Special Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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We leased this SUV after 7 leases of Volvo cars before it. We had outgrown any car they make and this is a perfect fit. Lots of room, extra row of seats, (not much room there) and all the emenities needed. The ride is solid, plenty of room for me, (6'2'') amd a son of the same size. The premium sound is great, there is more than enough power to enter the highway safely and easily, braking is solid also. Car looks great, very reliable and lots of room in the back for luggage and whatever you pick up at Home Depot. The leather seats are as comfortable as at home, heat is great, have yet to do a summer with the black leather interior, but we are not concerned.


Best Features

Premium sound system with 6 CD, love the moon roof and the luxurious feel of the SUV. Feels very untrucklike. Volvo is very agressive in their pricing currently, you can get a great deal if you are patient and know how to negotiate. We got ours for 15k under sticker price, 10k under invoice.


Worst Features

Very large blind spot to right rear due to large posts that make the car so solid. Gas milegae is poor.


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2008 XC 90 is Great
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Chief1
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2008 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 Special Edition 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Great car. Enjoy the comfort of the ride. The Sirius radio is a great addition. The SUV lacks armrests for rear passengers. Lack of the armrest is huge disappointment. Lack of armrest made our rear seat passengers uncomfortable. I cannot understand why developers did not include rear seat arm rest for passenger. The styling is great. The car is eye catching. The performance of the front wheel drive is great. Numerous safety features are available.


Best Features

The back up camera.


Worst Features

The navigation system is not up to par with the Tom Tom or Garmin.


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Great value for money
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By birdman
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2008 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 Special Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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I've now driven almost 2200 miles with my XC90 3.2. No mechanical or other problems. The ride is a bit stiff but that does help the handling. Overall, it is an easy to handle car, but one does notice it is big and heavy. The AWD keeps it on the road all the time and it doesn't flip/ flop turning corners as much as other SUV's. But it does a bit the tendency to go straight when turning corners, probably based on it being a primairily FWD based car. The 3.2 is a nice engine, with enough power to handle the car and a full load of passengers and luggage. I can imagine with the weight of the car that the V8 would be a lot nicer to drive, although the mileage will be even worse.


Best Features

We like all the safety and luxury options, BLIS, rear seat entertainment etc.I also considered the X5 (pretty, but 5 seats and much more expensive) and the Highlander hybrid (really ugly looking) but , the invoice price of the XC90 was average $10,000 less than a Highlander or BMW.


Worst Features

I do advise to take the premium audio. The standard audio is a bit flat and lacks a booster (and satelite radio would be nice too with long trips).


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Perfect truck at the right price
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Costin Harnoncourt
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2008 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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We got this truck because it looks great, is very comfortable, rates very high in safety and best of all we got $10K of the sticker price. The seats are amazing, room for 7 and lots of trunk space. Great stereo system and power everything. The only problem is poor gas mileage


Best Features

Stereo and price


Worst Features

Gas mileage


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"Volvo for Life" Great Motto
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Lucy Boudet
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2008 Volvo XC90 SUV 3.2 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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This is my 2nd XC90. Came out of a great experience in a 2005 XC90 and couldn't find anything I really wanted better. Tested a Mazda CX9, Mercedes M Class, Subaru Tribeca, Highlander, Lexus RX 350...and on and on. It may not have the fun "zoom-zoom quality of the Mazda, but the Mazda outside mirrors vibrate like crazy...rear seats vibrated...tracks in the floor looked so cheap. Mercedes was nice but didn't like the paddle shifter and it's too small cargo area. Volvo makes the most beautiful, classy looking SUV. Nothing beats the feeling of quality in my XC 90. This new engine drives great. I thought I'd miss the Turbo. Not at all. Great lease deals make it the perfect family vehicle.


Best Features

Wood steering wheel, exterior styling, beautiful leather comfy seats, outside mirrors that fold in with a push of a button, solid as a tank safety. steering feels great. Third row seats without a minivan feel to the interior


Worst Features

Bluetooth standard. Better radio. Needs a nice refresh of its styling in and out as beautiful as it is.


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