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#4792 of 5082 Re: 2005 XC90 [jessica1]
Oct 04, 2006 (8:42 pm)
I have a 2006 w/2.5T and have been very happy with it. No issues to date, but still only at ~7000 miles. I would think you could find a closeout on a new '06 for what a used '05 would likely run if you aren't fussy about options. A base XC90 should be in the +/-30k neighborhood and they're nicely equipped from the start.
The XC90 is our 3rd Volvo, and we have had very good luck with the brand, having owned a pair of 240s earlier. We trust them to the point that we just bought a 96 850 for my son. We also own a Toyota which has been reliable, but I prefer the Volvo for substance and quality of overall build.
If the volume of the XC90 isn't absolutely necessary, you could also consider a late model V70.
#4793 of 5082 Re: 2005 XC90 [enginone]
Oct 05, 2006 (7:05 am)
I'm glad that you have had no problems with your 06 XC90, so far. Hopefully it stays like that for you. I suggest to "jessica1" to read the "Problem and Solution" forum for Volvo XC90. There's even complaints of 07 XC90.
As for V70, we had new a 01 Volvo V70. We kept it for 3 months and ended up trading it in for a new 01 Mercedes E320 station. The V70 was a little to small for my wife. I realize that the size becomes a personal preference.
#4794 of 5082 Sirius and IPOD
Oct 05, 2006 (8:24 pm)
I am researching the V8 XC90 and am very disappointed in the Ipod solution in the 07. From what I understand, you have to plug the headphone jack in the AUX jack? In my Mercedes, I can control the ipod with the steering wheel controls and display the songs or playlists.
Has anyone seen the Sirius config? Is this an AUX setup as well or is it part of the factory stereo?
How about the bluetooth? Is it troublesome? I have read about the NAV being disapointing. I am wondering if putting in an aftermarket system with NAV, Bluetooth, IPOD, and DVD is the answer.
#4795 of 5082 Re: Sirius and IPOD [bryangmd]
Oct 06, 2006 (3:12 pm)
Sirius is part of the factory stereo, although it is a dealer installed item.
Bluetooth works fine.
#4796 of 5082 Re: Sirius and IPOD [bryangmd]
Oct 10, 2006 (10:25 am)
The iPod connection in the XC90 (and other Volvos with the MOST communications architecture) is a sore point. Aftermarket systems are possible but difficult to do and many installation shops won't touch the XC90.
The Nav system is middle-of-the-road. There are better ones in terms of features but if you want integration and the nice retracting display there is no other choice.
#4797 of 5082 New XC90 owner
Oct 10, 2006 (11:13 am)
We picked out a 2007 Titanium Silver XC90 off the lot last weekend after a few weeks of testing the competition. I'm leasing with the intention of buying (originally planned to buy but the Lease terms were worth choosing). My wife was interested in the Ruby Red (?) but we didn't want to wait for another shipment to arrive, and she also really likes the silver and it had the options we liked:
AWD, Versatility (3rd row), Premium, Convenience, Wood dash, hitch (non-Volvo unit for light duty such as bike rack).
Per a previous post of mine, I was interested in Nav but wasn't impressed with the Volvo Nav and they only had it on some blue truck, which my wife didn't like.
So far we're pleased, no complaints.
#4798 of 5082 Returning our XC90 at lease end
Oct 11, 2006 (5:19 pm)
FWIW. My wife and I are returning our 04 XC90 T5 tomorrow as our 36 month lease expires. Overall we were somewhat disappointed in the vehicle. The safety features, AWD and the comfortable ride were positives. Unfortunately our vehicle had a few issues that bothered us. For example a vibration coming from the front passenger side that the dealership could never get rid of as well as a clicking noise when you turn the steering wheel all the way to the left. Again, the dealership could not solve the problem. We also felt that some of the materials were cheap (i.e. door handles). We felt we had a $40K+ vehicle with some $15K vehicle characteristics. To replace the XC90 we bought a 06 Mercedes Benz E350 Wagon in August.
#4799 of 5082 We need your help!
Oct 15, 2006 (11:01 pm)
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Oct 24, 2006 (10:42 pm)
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