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First Year XC90...Gremlins
By hpark on
Vehicle2003 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
ReviewBought the T6 as a certified used car from a local dealership in 2004 with 24K on it...thank goodness for warranty as this vehicle was in the shop too often..during our first year of ownership approx 4 visits and about 1.5 months of non-use as they finally determined the engine block was cracked which caused a perpetual coolant bleed into the cylinders...plus since then sunroof drain blockage caused water to leak into the vehicle and soak all of the electrical in front. Tires burn through in about 20k miles and a window switch that sank into the door panel. Guess this is part of the First year gremlins that came out...long story short...I think the Japanese earned their quality reputation.
Best FeaturesROCK solid, vault like construction,,,,total peace of mind. Great styling and third comes in handy
Worst FeaturesGas mileage....poor...only 13.1mpg...primarily local with regular gas..maybe if the AWD could be turned on an off (like the murano) that would help. Better reliability....these cars should be driven.not locked up in the shop.
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