Best car I’ve owned!
August 9, 2018
My 2014 XC90 Premier-Plus has been a very good car. I bought it used with 25,000 miles 2 years ago and now I have 129,000. I haven’t had a single problem other than regular matinance. I’m hoping it will last 300,000 miles and am pretty confident it will up to this point. I was surpised by how comfortable the car is when I first test drove it before buying. It’s quiet when on the highway. Seats are amazing. Just enough bells and whistles to make one happy. Despite a good sounding mighty roar the engine puts out when accelerating power is extremely inadequate for its size, I wish they put the T6 (3.0 6 Cylinder Turbo 302HP) that is an option in all the other models. The transmission is super smooth and fairly quick reacting. It drives like a tank! I have never driven a car so smooth and firm, even on ice the thing is always planted to the ground, I don’t think I have ever had a problem skidding or brining it to a stop in the snow. I saw a video on YouTube where this guy took it to an icy parking lot at night and pounded the accelerator to the floor, the thing barreled straight forwards as if there were no ice at all! I wouldn’t dare to try it though...
I hate it when people say it is outdated because it isn’t really, I think even now it still looks better than most the cars on the road.
And don’t even get me started on quality, everything about the car feels solid, taking it off-road wouldn’t be a problem because of its ride height and ruggedness.
As much as I’d love to keep it to 300k miles, I love the new 2016-19 XC90. I might eventually trade in for the new version.
Anyways, I would highly recommend buying this car to anyone who wants something safe, reliable, comfortable, and is willing to sacrifice a little bit of power for all of the good things about the car.
VOLVO FOR LIFE!