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#1110 of 1505 Re: Should I buy?? [jmasterson]
Dec 07, 2007 (8:56 am)
I would seriously reconsider any XC 90 in the 2003 or 2004 range. The posts are numerous for transmission and other problems. When the transmission needed replacing on my XC90 (posted on this forum earlier this year), we finally got an answer from Volvo that after 2004, they changed manufacturers for the transmissions because of all the problems and more. I love my XC90 and am now considering trading my 2003 in for a 2006 or 2007 model. For 2003 and 2004: BUYER BEWARE!
#1111 of 1505 Re: Should I buy?? [dmedmonds]
Dec 07, 2007 (10:17 am)
Actually, that is completely untrue.
Volvo did not change manufacturers for the transmissions.
Aisin Warner, which makes the 5 speed now makes the 6 speed for Volvo
GM made the 4 speed for the T6. That transmission was dropped when the T6 was replaced with the V8.
If you geta 5cyl XC90, you shouldn't have any tranny issues.
#1112 of 1505 Re: ?!?! Reliability ?!?! [lev_berkovich]
Dec 07, 2007 (3:50 pm)
Hah! You must work for Volvo! You just wait until you get some miles on that XC90 of yours, I didn't have any problems at 38K either, but 8K past the extended warranty I have to plunk down $4200 dollars for a new transmission which of course is not a "new transmission" at all just a rebuilt transmission from some other poor soul who had the misfortune to purchase one of these crappy cars. My advice to anyone out there that is even giving the slightest thought to buying one of these cars . . . DON'T DO IT! Buy a Honda!
#1113 of 1505 Re: ?!?! Reliability ?!?! [tatilija]
Dec 07, 2007 (4:02 pm)
Actually, I have owned 5 Volvo's
The vast majority of Volvo's are excellent cars with little or no troubles.
I am sorry that yours isn't, but you can't paint all Volvo's as bad just becaise yours has had problems.
FWIW, I know people who have had problems w/ their Honda's.
Does that make Honda a bad car?
#1114 of 1505 Re: Should I buy?? [jmasterson]
Dec 07, 2007 (4:17 pm)
How much are you paying? Depends on the price. I would surely make sure it has warranty and check with volvo dealer with vin to see what has been done. Hey if you want one my 03 does not have 31K on it yet and I had mine fixed from it's problem. Mine is going up for sale. In mint condition with brand new tires. I am going to the 5 cylinder front wheel drive model if I can find one for a decent deal and newer.
#1115 of 1505 Re: ?!?! Reliability ?!?! [tatilija]
Dec 07, 2007 (8:57 pm)
Sorry for the delay - have not been on this board in a while. We are waiting for a response - my email is lexusapgmail.com - you can contact me if you want to speak more about your transmission problems - we are totally fed up - and yes volvo's used to be reliable - but put an american part in it - ie a GM transmission and say goodbye to reliability - ie reason why GM and ford are like the titanic - sinking - will def stay with japanese cars.
#1116 of 1505 Re: ?!?! Reliability ?!?! [volvomax]
Dec 08, 2007 (7:59 am)
Exactly, you have owned 5 Volvo's and I bet you started buying them years ago when they were still a good car, which is what I thought I was getting. I bet you have NEVER replaced a transmission in one of your older Volvo's, and I'll tell you why. The older Volvo's did not have a GM transmission. It was Volvo management that made the decision to use inferior components in their cars and now I'm paying the price, had I known it was a GM Transmission I NEVER would have purchased the car. If you read through this forum it's not JUST my car it's MANY of these cars. My car has 108K miles, I bought the extended warranty and 8K miles over the extended warranty I need a new transmission. I'm waiting for Volvo to do the right thing and stand behind their vehicle and replace that transmission at no charge to me.
Yes, Honda's do have problems and I know somebody that had to replace a transmission on a Honda that she bought new, the transmission was out of warranty. . . and guess what, Honda replaced it for FREE! Honda stands behind their product!
#1117 of 1505 Re: Should I buy?? [jmasterson]
Dec 08, 2007 (8:23 am)
Run Forrest Run! Forrest Run!
#1118 of 1505 Re: Should I buy?? [jmasterson]
Dec 08, 2007 (1:10 pm)
Consumer Reports has that particular model on their do not buy list. My independent Volvo mechanic tells me to avoid them.
#1119 of 1505 Re: Should I buy?? [hypnosis44]
Dec 08, 2007 (3:08 pm)
this is exactly our story. Our 2000 Acura had a transmission failure at 78k - Honda paid for the tow,service and put in a brand new trans - apology accepted.
Volvo 2004 xc90 61k, trans goes- Volvo will not do a thing, we continue to b and moan and they pay for half - which still comes to 3200.00 on our end. The problem is that we had around 4 other major repair issues with the Volvo before the trans went, so they felt they had done enough. Bad business, bad car.