2008 Volvo XC90 Reviews

2008 Volvo XC90 AWD 3.2 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carLexus RX

Summary:

An almost perfect car, with a hated dealer!

Faults:

In heavy rainy days, when putting the car in reverse, the rear parking sensor beeps. It has happened a few times, and the next day when the water is over, it goes away. I am out of warranty, and have been too lazy to go to the dealer!

General Comments:

This car is just perfect in every aspect. When I compare it with my Lexus, I find the Japanese car full of Mickey Mouse parts! This car is for a real truck lover, and at the same time my wife is eager to borrow it whenever she finds an excuse.

Aside from the dealer (which is not on the level of such a great car), I do not see any reason my next car will not be another (next gen) XC90.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2012

2008 Volvo XC90 AWD 3.2 from Germany

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance48500 kilometres
Previous carOpel Omega

Summary:

Seems to be a perfect fit for me

Faults:

The rear parking sensor beeps sometimes on rainy days. I should take it to the dealer to check it.

General Comments:

This is my first SUV and first non-German car. However, I should admit it is better than expected. I felt in love on a test drive, and still love it. If the XC60 was out 3 years ago, I would pick it, but it doesn't mean I am not keeping my XC90 for several more years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2011

2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 6 cylinder AWD from Lebanon

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.2 6 cylinder AWD Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo S70

Summary:

Highly recommended

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

The Volvo XC90 is one of the best SUVs in the market today.

Safe, reliable, durable, versatile and smartly designed.

The premium sound system, 12 Dynaudio speakers (optional), is one of the best car audio systems installed in any car, any make and any model year.

The 3.2 six cylinder engine should produce more horse power than the 238 available.

The car has a high fuel consumption, but this is somehow normal for vehicles of this weight.

If you are looking for muscles and performance, look somewhere else, Volvos are designed for people who value aesthetics, safety and reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2010

2008 Volvo XC90 AWD 3.2 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance8500 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

A great buy for anyone with a family,

Faults:

So far my new XC90 has been flawless. I have only had to change the oil and get it detailed.

General Comments:

The XC90 is a dream to drive with great visibility and the most comfortable seats ever. Long trips are easy in this Volvo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2008

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews