2003 Volvo XC90 Consumer Review: Volvo is Swedish for Unreliabl

2003 Volvo XC90 - Consumer Review

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T6 4dr SUV (2.9L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Volvo is Swedish for Unreliable Money-Pit
By rogerb41 on


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


Be careful of what you wish for.
We liked the design of the Volvo XC90, but after we bought it.....
Let's see:
30k miles, the ENTIRE front end had to be replaced (after about 4 shots by the dealer to fix it).
At 80k miles, Transmission failed.
$5,000 for a transmission!!

Around 110k miles, the CD changer and radio stopped working.
Would come on and go off randomly; sometimes staying on after the car was turned off.
The roof liner on both sides of the windhshield came off.
At 113k miles, Transmission failed AGAIN!
Said Good-bye this morning to the Money-pit.

Will never own another Volvo (my wife's 2002 S40 was the same story)

Best Features

Handled very well for an SUV. Very comfortable seats. Did have great AC, and nice positioning of vents. When the radio worked, it was nice

Worst Features

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By tonymastodon
on 11/12/11 16:07 PM (PST)

yea, because volvo used a tranny made by GM.. thats why you have problems.. do your research.

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