2004 Volvo Xc 90
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Bad Transmission - Research the History

by from Denver, CO on December 8, 2009

I too have been hit by the BAD TRANSMISSION bug. Not only was it bad enough to have it fail, we were out of state over the Thanksgiving holiday when it happened. It only had 61k miles and needed to be...
I too have been hit by the BAD TRANSMISSION bug. Not only was it bad enough to have it fail, we were out of state over the Thanksgiving holiday when it happened. It only had 61k miles and needed to be replaced or rebuilt. All of the other luxuries that come with it DO NOT overcome the transmission problems. What good is 5 star comfort, handling, styling, and design when you get hit with a $5000 repair bill after you find out there have been numerous failures out there. After missing 4 days of work ($1500) and school for my kids, this cost my family and I dearly.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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safe car for the wife

by from Shelbyville,Ky on January 21, 2013

I was looking for a car for the wife that was safe and this was the car and it was her dream car. It had 108,000 when purchased and needed the timing belt changed as it is supposed to be changed at 10...
I was looking for a car for the wife that was safe and this was the car and it was her dream car. It had 108,000 when purchased and needed the timing belt changed as it is supposed to be changed at 105,000. I upgraded the brakes to crossed drill and slotted with ceramic pads frt and rear and it looks as if they will last approx 90 to 80,000 miles.the car came with new tires and will get approx 60,000 miles on them the car has 144,000 on it now and there have been no problems small or large. I purchased the 5 cly because the six transmission is supposed to have problems. The wife using the car in her charity work and puts on over 20,000 miles a year and she loves the car. This is the fourth volvo we have owned,a 940,850 and my v70. all have been excellent. the xc90 gets 18 to 20 mpg which is not great but this is a heavy car.yes we would buy another and we do tell others about volvos
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Bad Transmision History

by from Brandywine, MD on May 20, 2009

I just lost a bunch of money on ths truck. Good bad transmission and you will see why. I barely had 50K on mine, so dont think you are safe if you have low mileage. People are trying to due a class ac...
I just lost a bunch of money on ths truck. Good bad transmission and you will see why. I barely had 50K on mine, so dont think you are safe if you have low mileage. People are trying to due a class action suit against Volvo. This is NOT reliable.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Guess What...had to replace the transmission!

by from Hattiesburg, MS on July 24, 2008

This vehicle has been in the shop a lot (steering, brakes, transmission).....love how it looks, but am beginning to think its safe because the repair shop has it most of the time! Would never try a vo...
This vehicle has been in the shop a lot (steering, brakes, transmission).....love how it looks, but am beginning to think its safe because the repair shop has it most of the time! Would never try a volvo again. This has been the most expensive car to maintain that we have ever owned.
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Purchased a new car

Does not recommend this car

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Lots & Lots of Miles

by from South Florida on March 20, 2014

I currently have 263,000 on my 2004 XC90. I'm not saying it has never needed work but for the most part has been very reliable and never left me stranded. With 263K it's just now starting to ride a li...
I currently have 263,000 on my 2004 XC90. I'm not saying it has never needed work but for the most part has been very reliable and never left me stranded. With 263K it's just now starting to ride a little loose but barely a squeak or rattle from this swedish tank. My Dodge Caravan Fell Apart and I mean "Fell Apart after 100K. The new version for 2015 looks great but Volvo has taken it up market so it's out of my price range. Car is still worth @$4,000....
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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love it

by from on May 4, 2012

by far the best suv I have ever owned--best gas mileage for a family of 6 with lots of "stuff"--especially if you like cruising the beach with 4WD roomy, feels great to drive--handles like a car and ...
by far the best suv I have ever owned--best gas mileage for a family of 6 with lots of "stuff"--especially if you like cruising the beach with 4WD roomy, feels great to drive--handles like a car and super comfy!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Volvo XC-90 T6 SR-7

by from Raleigh, NC on July 20, 2006

This is top of the line XC90. It includes the Bumper to Bumper factory warranty, rear 3rd row seats and the rear A/C in addition to the built-in booster seat in the middle row. The list of options goe...
This is top of the line XC90. It includes the Bumper to Bumper factory warranty, rear 3rd row seats and the rear A/C in addition to the built-in booster seat in the middle row. The list of options goes on for ever. Please call for more detail.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Best truck ever owned

by from Waldorf,Md. on June 4, 2012

Have owned my volvo xc 90 2.5t since new and have not had any problems. Currently have 76,000on the odometer and have only done the scheduled maintenance. I love the styling of this truck and the leat...
Have owned my volvo xc 90 2.5t since new and have not had any problems. Currently have 76,000on the odometer and have only done the scheduled maintenance. I love the styling of this truck and the leather seats are the best. Will keep this truck forever.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Most Reliable and Great Looking Family Vehicle

by from San Diego, CA on August 30, 2006

I really didn't want to see the car go......It was reliable, safe, and handled like a champ! I buy a car every 2 years, that way I never encounter any major issues with a vehicle in our life together....
I really didn't want to see the car go......It was reliable, safe, and handled like a champ! I buy a car every 2 years, that way I never encounter any major issues with a vehicle in our life together. This was the first time I have wanted to keep a vehicle longer. I actually hung onto it for an extra 6 months. Would absolutely recommend this car to a friend or family member! Five stars all the way.....
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great Vehicle.....

by from New York on September 4, 2013

Don't get me wrong, this car is not a looker.... It looks a lot like a Honda CRV from the outside. Nevertheless, It performs like a high performance car. It handles great. I had an Expedition. I was ...
Don't get me wrong, this car is not a looker.... It looks a lot like a Honda CRV from the outside. Nevertheless, It performs like a high performance car. It handles great. I had an Expedition. I was hit by a 2004 Volvo 3 weeks ago. The Volvo totaled my Expo. That why I purchased a XC90. It's tough and rugged.. And did I mention it only takes $50 to fill my tank? Insane.....
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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