2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L from North America
Great family car
We ordered this car new from the Massachusetts dealer in late 2003, and had the dealer do all of the service for the first 90000 miles. Since then we've been using a very trustworthy independent Volvo mechanic.
Volvo's are not cheap to keep… having owned at least 1 for the last 31 years… and the XC90 is no exception. However, the day that we feared would come arrived three days ago when our transmission died. I suppose that I should feel fortunate that we got 170,000 miles out of the original transmission, given the experience of many other owners who are on their 3rd or 4th transmission with fewer miles. Our dealer has offered to replace the dead unit with a new transmission to the tune of $5500+. They'll also give us a 2 year warranty.
My wife loves this car, so we'll likely go ahead with the new tranny in the hope that we can get another 50000 miles out of it. If we make it that far with this car, Volvo will need to do something truly spectacular to keep us as a customer.
Very comfortable car to drive on long trips, but the car eats tires. Our last set of Michelin MXM4's cost $1150.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th December, 2013
170k out of any automatic is good going... your best bet is to buy a newer one! The later XC90's are great cars and don't suffer the gearbox issues of earlier cars. Look for a 2007 or newer model, and you'll probably have no problems with the gearbox :-)
XC90s are great cars - well done Volvo!