1998 Volvo V90 Consumer Review: Monday car?

1998 Volvo V90 - Consumer Review

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10 Total Reviews

Base Wagon (2.9L 6-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Monday car?
By hm on


1998 Volvo V90 4dr Wagon


I must have bought a lemon. Any forum I read scares me because I learn what breaks next! I had to repair the lower control arm bushings, the brakes and rotors (they are due again after only 20,000 miles), both radiators for A/C and cooling and more. It started with the gear sensor and battery, now the steering goes bad. It seems just endless, not to mention the bad door trims that fall apart or the rear hatch trim that rattles and the suspension that had to be replaced after 70.000 miles. That was my last Volvo. It's not for life as they claim. NO build quality whatsoever!

Best Features

Space, inline six is silk smooth, third seat option, booster seat and feeling of security. Great visibility all around, no guessing necessary in that shoe box.

Worst Features

Fuel economy is poor in the city - 14mpg, overall reliability substandard.
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