Last post on Dec 14, 2007 at 8:09 PM
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Volvo XC90, Car Buying, SUV
#17 of 30 Re: New Volvo XC 90 Advice [dolphin]
Oct 30, 2006 (7:32 pm)
"run away from Volvos...their technicians cannot investigate/trouble-shoot/fix these newer cars."
SOOOOO true!! The first 2006 limited edition (Ocean Race) XC90 I had kept dying out in my garage after being parked for 24 hours or so. "Special" New Jersey techs couldn't detect, or eliminate electrical issue draining the battery, so dealership gave me a replacement VOR XC90. Here in MD, it was on the verge of becoming an official lemon anyway. Now I have ANOTHER one...... less than 7,000 miles, dead battery in my garage! SOOOOOOO frustrating! Meanwhile, good ol' Volvo is trying to tell me I must have left a light on or something to drain the battery..... GRRRRRR!! I spent a LOT of money on a GORGEOUS vehicle that service techs just don't have the means or ability to properly & effectively handle when there's a malfunction.
#18 of 30 local volvo techs do just fine / battery
Oct 31, 2006 (6:05 am)
the volvo techs at local dealership have done fine in fixing the few problems our 04 xc90 has had (45k miles so far). it did take them multiple tries to fix a dead-drivers-door/pinched-wiring issue but i consider that to be reasonable. we've been very satisfied with our 3 volvos over last 10 years and would buy another (especially if they bring a diesel!)
our xc90 battery does seem a bit weak now after a couple years and i am considering an "advance replacement", on my dime. (i've accidentally drained it a few times.)
#19 of 30 Re: New Volvo XC 90 Advice [bethanybreeze]
Nov 01, 2006 (7:12 pm)
Hi! there 06' still w/ prob. How did u' convince them to give u' another one and how long do u' have the car to be able to replace it. Did u' go to customer care. Pls. let me know. I still have the V8 XC 90 that had been to the dealer for about 20x for annoying defects that can't be fix Im still driving it. Waiting for the 07' Tundra that's why ; 05'.5 yr. when I got it May. $51,500. I don't owe anything. The thug, clug sound can't be fix. They say intermittent, hard to hear. But I hear it,people that ride w/ me hear it but when I go to the dealership for whatever reason they can't hear or they are pretending not to hear it bec. it would be the 5th they have to fix it, one other time perhaps won't ct. wrong diagnosis.
#20 of 30 Re: New Volvo XC 90 Advice [benilda]
Nov 01, 2006 (9:46 pm)
I've read about your issue in other posts - I bet Volvo has heard about it numerous times too. Check you state's Lemons Laws right away! If you're still under warranty and they repeatedly can't find/correct your car's problem, you may be protected under your state's Lemon Laws. In my case, Volvo agreed to replace my XC90 because of four no-start (drained battery) issues. If they returned that car to me after their 4th attempt at fixing it, and the battery died again, Maryland Lemon Laws would kick in a declare it a lemon vehicle. Volvo chose to take the car back instead (I sure HOPE they didn't re-sell it to some unsuspecting soul!?) and give me another one, since when it failed the 4th time, they (corporate headquarters techs) had NO clue why the problem kept happening.
Good luck - I sure hope yours qualifies as a lemon.... if so, take their money for the car and RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN AWAY FROM VOLVO!!!
In my case, we may be heading toward Lemon number 2. SAME no-start scenario..... I do believe I know why, and trust me, it is - well, quite a story. Can't say too much now, but trust me, Volvo dealership AND North America Corporate "special" techs do NOT KNOW THEIR OWN VEHICLES!!! Complicated, OR SIMPLE, it seems Volvo techs are even more clueless than I ever suspected before.
Oh, almost forgot..... file a defect investigation report with NHTSA too! You should do that immediately, if you haven't already. Their website is:
#21 of 30 XC90 Trailer Hitch
Nov 11, 2006 (8:01 pm)
I am looking for the XC90 Hitch (for the light trailer).
Any advice would be appreciated.
#22 of 30 Re: New Volvo XC 90 Advice [flyingman]
Nov 30, 2007 (1:00 pm)
hey flying man --
what did you end up paying, if you don't mind me ask. i'm lookng for the same deal except a 2008
#24 of 30 used xc90
Dec 02, 2007 (7:14 pm)
I've found a 2004 XC90 T6 with 68,xxx miles. It's the 6-Cyl Twin Turbo AWD. I've always owned American cars, so this is a big step for me. It's loaded and looks great. I can get it for just under 20K. I've read many postings with concerns about the transmissions, dead batteries and uninformed technicians. I realize that most of the time people who are happy with their cars don't get on these forums to say how great their cars are. Just loooking for some advice on what seems like a great deal....almost $6,000 under blue book.
#25 of 30 Good Deal?
Dec 05, 2007 (1:03 pm)
Can yo please let me know if this is a good deal.
2008 Volvo XC 90 - 3.2 V6
Black with Black Leather Interior
Sign and Drive, nothing out of pocket, (Tax, Title, all payments, included in monthly Payment.)
$680 a month
Also, I am considering getting this without Nav, what is the feedback regarding the Nav system.
#26 of 30 Difference b/t 2008 and 2007 volvo xc90
Dec 11, 2007 (3:09 pm)
I am looking to buy a new volvo xc90. I read through this forum and there are a lot of experience people/owner there so hopefully you could help me out.
From the dealers I talked to seems there is a big price difference for 2007 & 2008 model. I understand that they are getting rid of the 2007 model but what's the main difference between them?
I asked the sales person they simply said no difference.
I could tell either. Not even from the sticker on door side. So the other question is how do i know its a 2008 model and not a 2007?