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Good, Safe SUV
By Gary on
Vehicle2005 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
ReviewI have driven this car every day for the last 4.5 years and through 80k miles it has been a reliable and decent car. I can't say I love it, but I don't dislike it either. Compared to our BMW X5, it is capable and OK to drive, but not a performance vehicle by any measure. It is very comfortable for long road trips for a family of 4. It tows our 3000 lb boat with ease. V8 seems to go when you stomp on it. Cruises nicely at highway speeds 70-80 mph. We have not had any reliability issues other than normal maintenance - tires at 45k, brakes at 60k. All and all, it has been a pretty good car.
Best FeaturesHandling is excellent in rain and snow - better than the X5 (probably because of the longer wheelbase and it's slightly heavier). Child booster seat pops up in rear - very handy when hauling extra kids.
Worst FeaturesDVD controls for the driver - If you need to do anything with the DVD system (while your toddlers are screaming), you have to pull over and get in the back seat - incredibly annoying.
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