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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV

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By DougT
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I wanted to buy this SUV and was told to only buy the V8. I'm happy I did. The car has some zip. The driving position and front seats are extremely comfortable. Ive driven it in the snow and rain and its handled beautifully. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a high end SUV. The gas mileage has been fine. I keep it steady at 60-85 and get 16-18 on the highway. If you are erratic and punch it all the time, you'll get less.


Best Features

The seats are incredibly comfortable. I love the telescopic steering wheel. It allows you to move the driver seat up and still be comfortable. It also opens up more room in the back for passengers. Love the seat warmers and back up sensors.


Worst Features

The radio/CD player functions are a little tough to get used to and operate. I wish satellite radio was an option as well.


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By AWD
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Very attractive vehicle. Ergonomics could be better. It's hard to turn a corner without changing the radio station as the secondary controls are on the steering wheel. Right side control stalk handles too many functions making inadvertant switching on and of of, say, the rear wiper a nuisance. Front passanger seat back control a joke.


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Many problems - disappointed owner
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By jnkn of KC
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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We had our T6 for 20 months and have had a number of problems. They include power steering rack replaced, horn malfunction, transmission seals replced, right rear hub replaced, radio malfunction. These were are covered under warranty but for $45,000 we were hoping for a more reliable vehicle. The also never mentioned that tires will not last more than 18- 20 thousand miles. Be preparded to spend $900 for new tires regularly.


Best Features

Solid vehicle with a smooth ride, good handling, T6 has very good pickup.


Worst Features

Fix the blind spot over the driver's left shoulder. The roof support is difficult to see around when moving into the left lane. Tire wear and brake is dissapointing as well


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My XC90 V-8 AWD
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By Jim Woods
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I took this vehicle hunting across very tough and rocky terrain. It performed very. Back on the Highway it was great after all that. Also it performs well during a recent ice storm. Several other vehicles were in the ditch and other places but bot even a slip.


Best Features

Cargo space Offroad capability handling on hazards roads


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Great SUV!!
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By CBennett
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2005 Volvo XC90 SUV V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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This was a great investment for my growing family. The third row seats are small, but will be used by my kids only. The leather interior, wood grain steering wheel, rear DVD system are all a major plus for me. The most impressive feature is the 315 hp engine with smooth acceleration. This does not even compare to my wife's S70. Volvo has really stepped up with the rest of its competitors in the SUV market.


Best Features

Powerful engine, fast acceleration, and 300 watt Dolby Surround sound stereo system.


Worst Features

Must improve on blind spots on the side view mirrors and decrease wind noise.


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