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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV

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pretty solid
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By jj
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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I have had this auto for two years now. I still get looks while driving. It is a very comfortable auto to drive and lots of safety stuff too.


Best Features

exterior design, it is beautiful


Worst Features

offer more masculine color choices


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36K Miles
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By Mike McNutt
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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Ours is fully equipped with everything. We driven it 36K miles and really like the car. We have taken 3500 mile trips, and two over 2000 miles. I like the car as a daily driver as well. We have had trouble with the brakes, light coming on and the power assist, was in five times for the problem, but never a safety issue, just a nuisance. Avg. 20-22 mpg on hwy, 14-17 in town. The best 26mpg. Plenty of power for everything except drag racing.


Best Features

Quietness of car, radio quality, Love the GPS, comfort of seats.


Worst Features

Improve forward visibility from rear seats. Loose change holder would be nice.


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There is no other SUV in this league
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By Sam Samaha
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

Combine build quality, safety, design, and safety
into the ultimate SUV and you get the XC90 T6,
Contrary to the media's view, I drove both the 5 and
6 and found the 5 to be very buzzy and
underpowered, especially at passing speeds. The
ride of this vehicle is better than many cars. I own a
2004 Passat GLX (top of the line) and I find the
handling of the Volvo SUV better. We also looked at
the BMW X5 3.0, MB ML320, and Acura MDX.. butI I
highly recommend this vehicle.


Best Features

Style, Quality, Ride, Safety


Worst Features

Mileage, and more front legroom


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Volvo XC90 -- 2003
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By RoJo
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

Toss up between the X5 and XC90--we
choose the XC90. Although we're happy
with the vehicle overall, the gas
mileage, acceleration, audio system and
navigator system need Volvo's
attention. Overall the vehicle gets
high marks for style
(interior/exterior), craftsmanship,
comfront and maintenance.


Best Features

Interior room and cargo space


Worst Features

Navigation system ought to be fixed and placed in a position where glare isn't a factor. Audio system is terrible, while gas mileage and acceleration are average at best.


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really disappointed
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By oliver986
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2003 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

love the looks, but
could not be more disappointed with
volvo and the vehicle. vehicle died on
me 3 times, including a road trip, and
other than a dealer in florida i took
the car to on vacation, the dealers
were not very helpful. i know 1 other
xc90 t6 owner who has had the same
computer ignition problem, so i'm not
the only one.
i wrote a letter to the ceo of volvo,
who, in my owner information, said to
contact him with any concerns. i have
never heard back from anyone at volvo
on my problems. nor did i ever hear
from anyone to confirm my car was
working after several roadside
assistance calls.
not the kind of upscale experience i
expected. so i trade


Best Features

looks, one of the best looking suv's on the market, seating comfort and cargo capacity is amazing! ride is wonderful smoother than anything else i've driven.


Worst Features

quality! starting every time you crank it would be nice! steering is vague, constant corrections needed on the road, radio is odd, can't manually tune the radio up or down, just scan to the next station, and it takes pressing three buttons to scan stations.


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