2008 Volvo XC90 AWD T5 from North America
Rear door lock failed (driver's side). No big deal.
Nothing else has failed. Ride can be a little "truck" like from time to time, but no complaints (mostly bad Arizona roads).
After 150K miles, some interior bits are wearing (new headliner required, but I live in Florida and now Arizona, so that's to be expected).
LOVE LOVE LOVE the car and want another one someday. I bought it expecting to drive it to 250K or 300K miles.
Transmission: I made sure to buy the T5 rather than the 3.2 liter 6 cylinder engine which has a reputation of bad transmissions (not sure what year this stops in the XC90 models, but I would like a little more power in the next car without worrying about the tranny). Thank you CarSurvey.org for helping me avoid that expensive mistake!
SAFE: I was T-boned at an intersection: the other car hit me right at the gas cap above my right rear (passenger side) tire. Not a scratch. Not even a dent. His car? Front end obliterated. Took it to the dealer and said, "You are not going to believe this..." and he said, "We hear this ALL the time!"
Reliable, safe, stylish, roomy. I love this car so much it should be illegal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st February, 2017
2nd Feb 2017, 23:57
I read and write on a daily basis on two large Volvo forums, and I can tell you this review is simply inaccurate. There is no Volvo out there that would go from 80000 to 180000 miles without several and costly problems, especially the XC90. You will need to replace the suspension, control arms, wheel bearings, PCV to name only the 'normal' maintenance items. And of course there are electrical and mechanical problems, not many, but very costly even when not fixed at the main dealer.