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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV

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My XC90 V-8
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By guy
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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v8 has great performance. super acceleration. 21 mpg hwy. small fuel tank limits driving range. Minor but irritating electronic glitches that dealer can't duplicate or repair. Why no compass? Brake and accelerator pedals too close together.


Best Features

v8 manual shifting auto. trans. stereo quality


Worst Features

quality. electronic 'bugs' are very irritating.


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my 05 xc 90 V8
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By cdoc
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I love the thing, but in the hills where I live, I am getting 13.5mpg. Too much gas in these days of high price and world concerns. Sounds hokey, but we gotta live in this world a long time and 13.5 is just unacceptable...


Best Features

Safety is unparalled, comfort and convenience outstanding. Highway milage around 21, but sticker of 17 city is not close to my experience


Worst Features

Problem with T5 is no towing capacity, V8 is low milage in city. T6 may be best choice all around. Tough problem to solve. Great car if you NEED power, not so good if you want economy and environmental responsibility


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A very good expierence with our Volvo
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By Rick A
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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We simply would unequivocally recomend a Volvo XC 90. Safe reliable and fun to drive. It is also a very capable 4 wheel drive.


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Fun to drive! Reliable?
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By PJM
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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Enjoy the comfort, handling and many features. Very disappointed with fuel economy, tire life, radio (why do we have to press Enter when it picks up a dgital station) and other problems (a/c damper motors replaced, computer module which controls head beams and tail lights - at $400/ea plus labor, I hope the other 3 last longer). Cargo space is fine.


Best Features

Seats, interior comfort, moon roof, radio when it works.


Worst Features

Radio, tires, fuel economy


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First Volvo
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By Jeff H.
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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My father bought a Turbo Diesel Volvo a few years back and it turned out to be a lemon. After all the hassles of dealing with the State, Volvo and the dealership, he finally got his money back. So why did a buy a Volvo? I wanted to go to Sweden. I wanted to get the R station wagon, but she wanted the XC90. She won. I took overseas delivery of the car. Volvo arranges everything. Great trip. Once the car arrived stateside, I drove it back home using highway 199 that connects Grants Pass Oregon to Crescent City California. The car stuck to the road like glue. Very little sway and very responsive. Great breaking going into corners and plenty of power exiting them. The future?


Best Features

Power, footing, wet weather options that include an extra transmission feature for wet roads, auto wipers that slow or speed up depending on rain fall, low profile wipers that clear the windshield unlike regular wipers, seating for 7 passengers, good option package included for buying a 2005 model.


Worst Features

Better noise protection. Can hear wind noise coming through doors. Better weatherstripping needed? Driver's door window came off track after 1500 miles. Factory paint needs to be clearcoated. A little more space needed between the brake and accelerator pedals.


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