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If an image of safety, practicality and prestige top your priorities and you only occasionally plan to use the third-row seat, the 2012 Volvo XC90 deserves to be on your shopping list.
If you need to regularly seat passengers in the third row plus require space for cargo, the XC90 might not fit you, literally. In that regard, the larger Buick Enclave, Dodge Durango or Ford Explorer
The 2012 Volvo XC90 delivers good on-road performance, wringing the most out of its 6-cylinder engine. Volvo pegs XC90's 0-60 mph time at 8.7 seconds. That isn't sports-car fast, but neither is it SUV laggardly. Thanks to a wide track and stability control system, the XC90 performs well in emergency maneuvers. Unlike other SUVs with higher ground clearance, the Volvo doesn't feel top heavy and takes corners with confidence. Feedback is good from both the steering wheel and brake pedal. Models with the optional all-wheel drive employ a computer-
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By AuntieBea (MD) on Thursday, June 06, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "LOVE how it drives"
Cons: "Hate all the repairs!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"We bought the car used with 75,000 miles. Less then 2,000 miles later, the car just stopped working on the highway. We were told it was a part that needed to be cleaned. Another 1,000 miles it happened again. Then the windshield wipers stopped working. Then, an engine light went on and after the codes were reset, the headlights and bright lights stopped working. Then, the left turn signal went out. Finally, a transmission light went on and I was told it would be about another $5,000 to fix. I put in $4,000 since I bought it five months ago! I have heard there are a lot of glitches in this car. I did not believe it but NOW I DO!!!"
By HotRod (GA) on Saturday, June 01, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Value, Reliability is Excellent, Great Ride"
Cons: "Can't think of any....."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"In 2006, the Cadillac dealer made my wife mad so she retaliated and bought an XC90. That XC90 now has 153,000 miles and has been the best car we ever purchased. We've done regular oil changes, tires, brakes. In seven years, I've spent $200 on unscheduled maintenance. You just can't beat that!! We love this car so much that I replaced my Chevrolet Impala with this car and bought my wife another XC90. We've had it 8 months and it looks to be just as good the first. We love the Volvos!"
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