New Volvo SUV Exceeds Expectations
By 2005 Volvo XC 90 on
Vehicle2003 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)
ReviewIn 2002 I bought a new Volvo V70 CC wagon, which I loved but missed the kingly height of an SUV. In April I gave the car to my college-aged nephew and bought a 2005 XC90 T6 for myself. My new SUV now has 8000 miles and has only surpassed my expectations in function and handling. Some drivers/reviewers have dissed the programming commands on Volvo's audio and navigation systems. I don't know what they are talking about, but I'd tell them this: Practice makes perfect. Once mastered both systems are easy to operate, and operate like a dream. The navigation system, AKA "Inga," is so handy and reliable I now can't imagine driving without it. Overall my new XC90 is not just good, it's spectacular
Best FeaturesHandling, safety, styling -- while Volvo is as fine a car as high-end competitors, it says much less about the owner than, say, Lexus, BMW or Benz. Xenon headlamps allow me to drive at night with new confidence, and navigation system reduces the risk of getting lost, increasing my driving stamina.
Worst FeaturesPlease dump fossil fuel technology and focus on developing more efficient, cleaner power sources, such as hybrid, solar, hydrogen and/or helium 3.
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