2006 Volvo XC90 Consumer Review: Bad Bad SUV. Frustrated

2006 Volvo XC90 - Consumer Review

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V8 4dr SUV (4.4L V8 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Bad Bad SUV. Frustrated
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2006 Volvo XC90 V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


I purchased the Volvo XC90 V8 due to the safety and convenience features. I have nothing but problems with the SUV. It stalls and is a hazard. Upon checking the internet, there are many purchasers that have had problems with the Volvo XC90. Next time I will stick to Toyota/Lexus. This Volvo is a headache. By the way, this is supposed to be my wife's SUV. She is 7 months pregnant. She will not be driving this vehicle! Another issue is the towing capacity. It is rated at 5000 pounds. This is with the driver only. Any passengers and cargo decreases this capacity rapidly. Also, it requires a transmission cooler and brake controller. The dealers won't install them.

Best Features

Engine, packaging.

Worst Features

Reliability. Poor customer service of Volvo and Dealers. State towing as an actual capacity.
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