2003 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 6 Cylider Twin turbo from North America
Ride and performance are inferior to the competition, but interior design and utility are very good
Audio system failure. Needed to be resolved with a software reload by the dealer.
Rear dampers (shocks) needed to be replaced at 2,500 miles.
Front and rear bushings needed to be replaced at 2,500 miles.
Vibration in left driver's door persists and has not been resolved after several attempts by dealer service staff.
The XC 90 is quiet and comfortable on the highway at speeds above 50 or 60 MPH, but exhibits poor ride quality at lowers speeds. For a car of this price, and at only 15 months ownership and 29,000 miles (mostly smooth highway) the XC 90 suspension and ride are not satisfactory.
Power delivery once at highway speeds is very good, but the engine struggles and lower speeds and the turbo whine is far too noticeable to the ear at low speeds.
The T6 engine idles very roughly. Engine compartment and chassis noises are excessive.
Interior build quality is high. Layout and usability of interior space is very good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th April, 2004