This car exudes confidence and luxury, less stoic than Audi and less "bling bling" than a Benz and hands down a much better cabin to spend time in than a BMW 5 series. Volvo is undergoing a revolution always a premium brand pushing further upmarket and not loosing their vision, if you are in the market for a midsize luxury sedan you owe it to yourself to check out the Volvo S90, get it loaded to the gills and you'll spend thousands and thousand less than the competition and in many ways get a better car.
This car has at least 100 "warnings" built into it that the dealer says he can't cancel. So imagine driving down the freeway at 75mph and the streering wheel starts shaking, the dash has a bell that screams at you and a red alarm warning goes of in your face. Five seconds, literally, it is all over!!! But when it is happening, it will scare the crap out of you!!!!!!!! And it happens repeatedly!!!
There is not too much I can find wrong with this car. The comfort and styling is top for this price point. They must have fixed the electronics because it boots up reasonably fast and has not crashed. I love the simple but refined feeling of the interior. It's quick and has plenty of power for my driving. With the current incentives and discounts this car was a steal. So far the mpg seems far below the reported estimate, but most times I've found the car needs to be broken in before you can judge that.
Great car in many respects but the ride is terrible [especially in the back seat] unless you spend an extra $1500 on air shocks. As a Volvo owner, who was shopping for a Volvo, I was disappointed in the S 90. The styling is superb and so are all the conveniences. I have decided to go with a car that gives me a comfortable ride.
Volvo designed a spectacularly beautiful vehicle and destroyed it with an inadequate computer system. It was as if the entire car depended upon a Windows 95 operating system that needed defragmentation and rebooting every day. Systems froze constantly but at random, providing a bad entertainment system of a sort. Applications never worked. Mobile WiFi connectivity was usually beyond the car's ability (displaying a nearly-ubiquitous message of "No connection to service"). On my last drive the driver's seat moved on its own, the cruise control failed, the pilot assist failed, and the rear brakes (which had been replaced once) resumed their habit of bringing the car to a stop (when in reverse) with a lurch and a boom (as if I had hit something, which was never the case). I have driven a Volvo for 33 years and still own some older ones, but I do not think I will ever buy another one.
Update: I traded in the vehicle and took the loss now as opposed to later. It was only going to get worse. Months later Volvo USA sent me a nice magazine, which went immediately into the recycle bin.