"I purchased this vehicle brand new off the lot. I bought the R-Design (sport model), and this vehicle rides like a truck.
After three years, the backup/safety camera and GPS system stopped working consistently. After over a year of working with the dealer, Volvo came back and said there's no fix for a bug in their software. They are never going to fix it. The most they could do is offer me a discount on ANOTHER Volvo vehicle. Volvo has completely disappointed me with this customer service. They have my money, and now they're not standing behind their product. Sad. First and last Volvo I will ever own."
Pros: "Fun to drive; low mileage for a 2004 model"
Cons: "CD player doesn't work, minor wear"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"2004 XC 90 with turbo in excellent condition. New transmission, new brakes, new timing belt, almost new tires. Drives well and has a clean history. Service documents available. CD player does not work. Engine has A LOT of miles left. Great car with Volvo's reputation for safety. It feels like you're driving a tank."
Pros: "Engine good, AC good, no problem with tranny/turbo"
Cons: "High cost to maintain, low trade in value."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"Purchased this car brand new. We're in our late 60's and drive softly. We've owned it for 10 years. While it was under warranty, it hardly ever needed anything except regular maintenance. Then, the warranty ran out. Since then, it has cost us over $8,000 in repairs. Shame on us for taking it to the dealership for the repairs . . . they're very expensive and they condemn everything that is wearing; even though the particular parts still meet specs. (ie, brakes).
All that is fine. I learned how to replace the front struts and brake parts myself. But I authorized the dealership to replace the motor mounts which went out about 6 months after the warranty. Oooh, that was over $1,000!
The good part has been the AC system. It has never faltered. And the engine and tranny have never given a problem.
But the kicker was at the end. The car cost almost $50,000 when new. 10 years later, almost zero at $4,000; even though it's virtually immaculate, has brand new tires, brand new struts, brand new battery, new brakes, etc. etc. etc. I look at other brands and see that a similar car would have almost double the value. So this is our last Volvo."
Cons: "cup holders in front could be positioned different"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The only complaint I have about my XC90 is that the brake pedal and gas pedal are a little too close together. Sometimes when I have my foot on the brake at a stop light/sign I am also depressing the gas pedal at the same time."
"I like my Volvo XC90, 2010, very much. Handles extremely well, and accelerates when you need it. ONLY issues are the teeny-tiny LCD screen, and lack of installed GSP device. DC power sources oddly do not accept all devices (other than the main source on the dashboard).
But great, solid car."
"My wife and I love this SUV. Although we test drove the Lexus RX350 we choose the XC90 which was $10k less with more room. OH and Volvo's CPO is the best 7years/100k miles bumper to bumper no deductible. Some of the interior parts are plasticy and cheap but other that the build quality of the vehicle exudes toughness. It really drives and handles like a smaller vehicle. The seats are SO comfortable as are most Volvos. We traded in our 2012 XC70 T6 and miss the smooth more powerful engine. The 3.2 straight six is a little harsh running but has enough power to get you around."