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Love this car!
I purchased my XC90 in 2017 from Annlyn Motors in Penrith. I hadn't considered buying a Volvo previously but it was recommended to me. I use the car to and from work and taking the kids to weekend sport. The boot space is very generous which is great for holidays.
The 360 camera is the my most used feature, the screen is easy to navigate around and very user friendly.
My only small issue is that is it 'too safe'! It may think I'm about to collide with another car so it will break for me and this causes the seatbelts to tighten and give the kids a fright. This has only happened on a few occasions.
I would recommend this car, the service from Annlyn Motors is great too, they are reliable and a very friendly family business.
Perfect car, still nothing comes close as far as we are concerned
With 7 full sized seats that are used daily, towbar and roof rails, this car gets loaded for trips up and down the east coast during school holidays. We have owned this vehicle since 2017.
During the school period, it does the normal take and fetch and never misses a beat. With an annual service that only issue is a small ongoing oil leak, but isn’t major and has been repaired under warranty.
It is an absolute pleasure to drive, and the adaptive cruise control works a treat. It has pretty much everything you could want plus more.
Purchased in February 2017 for $80,000.00.
Volvo cannot withstand pothole impact
Brand new Volvo XC 90, Bought from Volvo cars fivedock, 7000kms on clock had its tyre burst hitting a very normal looking pothole. Very sad to see this happen to Volvo who highlights its safety features.
Purchased in December 2019.
- XC90 Mk.II D5 Inscription (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
Perfect car for a growing family
This is the daily driver for the family and school run. I have owned a number of Volvo's from uni (s40, V60, etc) and just kept coming back to the XC90 once we needed 6 seats. I drove GLS and X7 and Q7 and the overall experience of the Volvo was just better. Great smooth ride and engine. Beautiful minimalistic Swedish design and interior layout - no pretence, because its a Volvo - we just love it and can't fault it.
Purchased in December 2019 for $68,990.00.
Bad Experience with Head Office
Purchased my new xc90 before Christmas and the dealer Volvo cars Newcastle mislead me with false and inaccurate information about the car . When I contacted Volvo cats Australia they told me that they couldn’t help me.
Even after I submitted proof of the lies and inaccurate information .
Bad , bad service don’t buy a Volvo Brand New.
Faults timed to perfection
My 2016 Xc90 T6 has started to electronically malfunction within weeks of the warranty expiring. First the was the fuel system. The second the HUD. All through the warranty period there have been major issues but after 3 years theyre coming thick and fast.
I love the ride and interior but its become clear that the build quality isn't up to standard.
I doubt that I will buy Volvo again.
Purchased in March 2017 for $100,000.00.
Best European V8 and getting sought after
Thirsty around town (17ltr per 100km).. But aweome highway driving--same fuel economy as the 6 cyc model, but more torque and power, effortless overtaking, modify the muffler a little and it sounds terrific (cost me about $150 to do) awesome massage front seats, really great value when I purchasing second hand, van size room 7seater but car handling and wagon feel
Purchased in September 2018 at Car yard for $16,000.00.
My Volvo is full option XC90 which in my mind is the best car for my family. I got very upset with Volvo Australia when we realized we didn't have the Sim card Modem. I wasted my precious time reviewing how to activate my car internet, watching you tube videos and even driving to my local Volvo dealer-the poor sales agent struggled to find a port that does not exist.
I rang Volvo Sydney office only to be told, that option is not available in Australian Volvo cars. No one had the decency of telling customers at purchase. Very very disappointed. I feel cheated.
Purchased in January 2018.
Well built SUV with silky smooth V8 motor.
With its versatile 7 sear configuration, it can be a bus or in seconds back to a 5 seater with a ton of boot room. The motor is absolutely delish with power on demand. Overtake trucks and slow cars with the power of a rocket ship. The leather interior is easy wipe down and looks great all these years on.
The looks and style look great today. The rubber grips to the road like a race car. The ride is quite firm on the r-design. Some softer springs would have been nice. The transmission is THAT GOOD, can't even notice the gear changes.
Great machine. Well done to the Swedes!
Purchased in December 2009.
Citron (aka Swedish Lemon)
Constantly at the dealership for repairs
1) Blown supercharger at ~25k km
2) Failed front suspension at ~75k km (card would suddenly veer left or right, so I'd appear to fishtail up a road)
3) Persistant low oil warning light - have taken the car 4 times to the dealer where they have drained the oil from the car, weighed it and sent the data to Volvo (?Australia or Sweden). Now apparently the sourec of the leak is from cracked pistons (which need replacing!!)
Whilst this is "all under warranty" it is extremely disruptive as I have to ta...ke time off work to take the car in whenever there is a problem (approximately every month). Also, I would not expect this of a 3 year old $130k (supposedely well built) car. What's worse is that I had words with the dealer principal about the sorry state of affairs and he was completely rude and dismissive stating "....well all cars have some problems from about this age"....or its ".....due to driving style".....or "....the car is swerving because of a wheel balance/alignment problem. You probably hit a curb thats why its doing it" Never, never again........
- XC90 Mk.I LE (2006-2009)
- Verified purchase
I could never imagine owning a different car to this one
I love the XC90. It is so well thought through - every detail is exceptional. It hugs the road, it is quiet, it is safe and it is very comfortable. There is nothing I don't like. I love my heated seats, I love the 7 seats and the extra air con for the back two seats and the turbo. I love the leather seats that just wipe clean, the great rubber mats and the integrated booster seat.
I love this vehicle
I've owned this vehicle for 6 months. I did a LOT of research and exploring before I found the right car but it was worth it. I use the XC90 daily whether it's going to work, doing the shopping, taking animals to the vet or collecting a bale of straw (I'm not joking, I actually collect bales of straw!), I can do it all.
Okay so the vehicle is versatile but it's also extremely comfortable, easy to drive, sure-footed in any weather and comes with ample power for any situation. As the title says I love this vehicle.
In 6 months I've had no mecha...
Many software bugs with bad childlock design
1. Bad Designs
a) Can’t control the child lock of rear door separately: When I want to release the child lock for my wife to get off the car, my baby often open the door. This may cause serious traffic incident.
b) The map the navigation system is much worse than the google map.
2. Reproducible Problems
a) When I set the language to Chinese, it still speak English in navigation.
b) I have 2 wifi spot at home, both are WPA2/AES. The car can connect to one of them but can’t connect to the other one.
c) When the Auto-Hold is set, it will often be braked automatically when I am parking.
d) I can never drive the car by using only electricity over 30km, even if I drive it on highway.
Perfect family car
Three years on and we couldn’t be happier with our XC90 2012 model. After doing quite a bit of research at the time, my wife and I couldn’t fault the Swedish Valiant. The previous transmission problems had been ironed out and for the price, nothing came close to the Volvo for solidity, safety, size and comfort. The quality of finish is far above that of similar Japanese cars. We have had no major faults, doing about 10,000 klms/yr. Fuel/Diesel economy is fair around town, but excellent on the open road. At 2.5 tonne, the car drives a bit like a...brick, so if sportiness is your thing, then this is not a car for you. My only qualm is that we don’t get priority parking at IKEA and the turning circle is huge. It is a joy to drive and perfect for a family.
Smooth, roomy family SUV. This vehicle has a 2.9 twin turbo engine, all wheel drive that is capable of comfortable long distance travelling.even on the not so extreme off roads. This vehicle is built to last and handle all road surfaces with ease.My 2004 XC90 is a 7 seater with leather all round and plenty of leg room for 7 people and a standard on board roof mounted DVD player for the rear passengers on wireless headsets.Running costs are standard compared to most vehicles in its range. Driving this car makes you fell superior and in control of a tamed beast.
Transmission Failure at 78,000km $$$$$$$$$$
We purchased our XC90 in 2004 new and now it's 13 yrs on and only travelled 78,000km, this was from travelling around a small country town. We loved the car, it did all we wanted of it. But now at 78,000km we started having Auto Transmission Issues($9,000) and Brake Module Replacement ($3,900) We are now stranded in Perth and having to fly back to our town with no transport and a Volvo for a door stop. Searching online it brings up a lot of Transmission Issues with this model and a class action in America which was settled in 2013. With XC90 ha...ving the problem at around 65,000km to 100,000km in the 03,04,05 models with the GM Transmission. It would good to hear from other XC90 Volvo owners if they have had the same issues, We own and have owned numerous Toyota's and have never had an issue like this. Our dealer initially was wanting to help sort it out but then the manager rang and squashed this. We now need to try and raise it with Volvo Aust. You would expect to get at least 200,000km before any major repairs are needed not 78,000km, Will keep you posted
Recently purchased for growing family. The seats are phenomenally comfortable and the interior quality is second to none. The 4-cylinder engine is surprisingly responsive and it doesn't feel underpowered at all. In addition very little road noise. Perhaps the ideal family SUV with 7 seats. The sensus screen takes a little time to get used to but after a short time it becomes easy to use and is preferably to a multitude of buttons all over the cabin.
Brilliant design, absolutely hopeless reliability
We bought our 2008 XC90 Diesel four years ago. It's actually our second XC90, the first being a 2.5T petrol model, which was on a three year lease / company car. I loved this car, and had to settle for the petrol model at the time as the diesel motor wasn't an option. Thankfully I didn't have to pay for the gas...
We purchased our 2008 XC90 with just 60,000 km on the clock, and the fair price. It's now ticked over 120,000 km and something breaks on it just abut every month. So far we have repaired the following:
- three complete engine moun...
Cheap, cheap, cheap... but not the price
I spent a lot of money on this vehicle, so I'm pretty irritated at the single USB point - really, Volvo, was it asking too much for the rear passengers to have power???
And I am VERY upset that the upgrade to the Mac app costs $700 when I was told by Purnell that it was part of the first service.
Sure, it is. For $700.
That is just unacceptable. I'm guessing everyone at Volvo uses an iPhone and a Mac? Archaic. They build the motor, very nicely, they forget that people actually use the machine for more than just driving about.
And finally ... a space saver spare. You've gotta be kidding. We are driving for thousands of miles and we get a flat. We drive out of it on a space saver?
Point 1 cheap, point 2, cheap, point 3, cheap.
- XC90 Mk.II T6 Inscription (2015-2021)
- Verified purchase
XC90 T6 Inscription - Well appointed quality Excellent Performer
Very comfortable classy car with good leg room even in the 3rd row. Excellent performance from small sized engine.
Handles well on open roads with more than enough power to overtake quickly and safely. Fuel efficiency is good. The interior and technology is right up there. Highway headlights are amazing for providing the best vision in any night driving situation. Compares favourably with all the top named competitors and in many cases it rates better. A good range of driver package options available. Air Bag Suspension gives a luxurious ride. Many observers remark on the beautiful body design. Have now traded into latest model - '18MY.
Questions & Answers
How do massage passenger seats work in volvo xc90 3 2 awd executive
Thinking of buying a 2011 Volvo XC90 with 85000 kilometres Being 9 years old just a little worried around reliability and that I am not buying trouble . I love the car it suits exactly what I need as in a second hand car .
Well mine had to 135000km when I bought it a year ago and it's been totally fine, got 152000km now, if it's had its usual services its fine, make sure the automatic transmission has been flushed, thats the main concern
How reliable volvo XC90? My maximum run would be less than 1,00,000 in next 7 years. is it safe to buy a 2015 T6 Inscription with less than 40K kms run for $58K? Other option 2018 T6 Inscription model for $81K. If not final option Mazda CX9 new model. Please advise
|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Fuel Type||Diesel||Petrol||Hybrid and Petrol||Diesel|
|Wheels||20" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy||21" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.9 L/100km||8.5 L/100km||2.1 L/100km||5.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||71 L||71 L||70 L||71 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||177kW @ 4000rpm||246kW @ 6000rpm||246kW @ 6000rpm||173kW @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||500Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||440Nm @ 2200-5400rpm||440Nm @ 2200-5400rpm||480Nm @ 1750-2250rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Sweden||Sweden||Sweden||Sweden|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,400 kg||2,400 kg||2,400 kg||2,400 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Aug 2015||Jan 2016||Aug 2015||Aug 2015|
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