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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV

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I wanted to like it BUT...
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By bletour
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

Loaded T6
Accel poor unless you slam it to the
floor. Slow to downshift
Suspension mediocre. This car never
feels even a hint of sporty in corners.
Seats: Can't get comfortable
Lights: "auto" on feature so when it
get's dark they turn on, but the high
beams won't function in that mode.
Rain sensing wipers:
Adjust the intermittent control and
the rain sensor takes over anyway.
"Approach lights":
You have to push a separate button on
the keyfob from unlock
N/V/H... This car makes nasty noises
sometimes and never seems smooth.
Squeeks and rattles already forming at
10K miles.
Build Quality: Doors need to be
slammed, compartments stick.


Best Features

Radio sounds good Styling


Worst Features

HAH! Look above! Hire a BMW or Mercedes castoff to fix the suspension. Get a REAL transmission in this thing to take advantage of a fairly powerful motor. Fit and finish work. Many of the "fancy" features are executed poorly.


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'04 XC90 - Pound for pound the winner
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By kitt141
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

I did my thorough homework and I landed
on this one. Pound for pound, the '04
XC90 T6 AWD beats the X5 3.3, RX330,
ML350 and MDX in legroom, headroom,
cargo space, passenger seat, wheelbase,
width, height, ground clearance, HP,
torque, towing capacity and of course,
good looks inside/out. I will not
mention safety because the rest are
just following what Volvo invented. I'm
just laughing when people complain
about gas mileage when they demand V6
and more HP. If you're one of those,
then think of a Civic, Hyundai Elantra
or Corolla. I don't know why the MDX
is competing with the Europeans. The
front fascia looks economy not luxury.


Best Features

The only SUV with Twin turbo.I like the Geartronic, the Whiplash Protection System,Side air curtains that covers ALL passengers,DSTC,Bi-Xenon lamps, 3rd row seats, wide stance, classy-looking instrument cluster, split tail gate and the reverse motion sensors.


Worst Features

I know Volvo can do this simple homework: make the 5-speed auto transmission fit into your straight 6.


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Great Car
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By PTB
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T Fwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Bought it a month ago - now close to 8000 miles
with no problems. I'm a photographer and this is
the best car I've ever had, visually speaking. Great
sweep of sight, great sound system. I've had it on
bad roads with no problems. It takes off when
passing. No problems and a great car.


Best Features

The pick up when passing; the windshield wipers knowing when to go fast or slow; the surround sound; the space and size; the quiet elegance; the very quiet design surprises; the light so my daughter can read in the back without reflection...


Worst Features

The exterior thermometer seems to be off by a few degrees.


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Love Ruby
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By SRado3
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Great Car!!! Would buy it again!


Worst Features

For short people, it is hard to see out the back when you are backing up. Have lift body up out of the seat to a clear view of what maybe behind you.


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Wouldn't buy first year model ever again
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By NY to LA Gal
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2004 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Review

Too many kinks -- seatbelts not working
and were recalled, turbo too noisy. The
car hesitates/drags between first and
second, which is especially dangerous
when making a left turn from a light.
Also, when closing hatch it smacked
down on my head.


Best Features

Looks good. People stop me at parking lots and gas stations.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy. I'm waiting for the Lexus hybrid. Would stick to Toyota/Lexus.


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