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#56 of 110 Re: Question on 2006 Volvo XC90 2.5L Turbo [skylab]
Nov 27, 2008 (11:09 am)
I don't get why some folks say this. What kind of vehicle are we comparing it to? Out of all our SUVs (Forester, Pilot, Pacifica), our 2.5T AWD XC90 is the fastest, hands down. I have to be careful with the pedal, as a matter of fact, to prevent chirping the tires (once past the turbo lag) when accelerating and turning at the same time.
But, because I hear this stated so often, I gotta wonder if we didn't somehow luck out and get a particularly fast one. *shrug*
Although I wouldn't be terribly surprised. When I had my S70 T5, there were reports of acceleration times all over the map with the auto trans. Most clustered around 7 secs 0-60. Some reached up towards 8 secs and some down near 6. I clocked my own with OBDII software and was able to squeeze out a 6.2. Don't know if its a volvo thing or a turbo thing. Probably the latter.
#57 of 110 Re: Question on 2006 Volvo XC90 2.5L Turbo [qbrozen]
Nov 27, 2008 (11:24 am)
I say this because I drive it every day and that's how I find it.
Some of it is probably just turbo lag off the line, but 208hp and 4,500 lbs curb weight is never going to make for a highly spirited performer. Not that this is the primary selling point of the vehicle, obviously. Anyway, once I'm out of warranty next year, I'll flash the ECU up to 260hp and see how that suits me.
I take it you do agree that nearly $20K for a stripper '06 is hardly a screaming deal, though?
#58 of 110 Re: Question on 2006 Volvo XC90 2.5L Turbo [skylab]
Nov 29, 2008 (1:06 pm)
Oh, yeah, without a doubt.
I don't have my galves subscription updated, but you gave the number, and I'm sure its accurate.
Back on that engine thing, I have pondered the reflash, too, but the more I drive it, the more I feel its unnecessary. From about 10 mph up, that truck builds speed real quick. Don't forget, while the hp number may not be up to par with a V6, the torque IS, and it comes on full bore at relatively low rpms. Once that turbo spins up, I've left many V8 SUVs in the dust.
#60 of 110 Need your opinion on lease buyout
Dec 18, 2008 (7:40 pm)
I have an '06 XC90 2.5t AWD with Prem, Climate, and DVD Ent. It is a 5-seater, not 7 and has 52,000 miles on it (all driven my myself and my wife). Our lease is up at the end of the month. I have an opportunity to buy the car from the leasing bank for $14,953 + $1047 NJ tax = $16,000 flat. They are negotiating the buyout from the original residual. I'm tempted since we like the car and we've also spent about $800 putting new tires and front brake pads on in the last 6 months. Good deal or should I return it?
#61 of 110 Re: Need your opinion on lease buyout [jabber]
Dec 20, 2008 (1:49 pm)
I think that's very fair. They're offering it to you at right around book value -- so if you like the car, maintained it well and have money in new tires and brakes then buying it off lease makes good sense.
#62 of 110 Re: Need your opinion on lease buyout [skylab]
Dec 30, 2008 (8:33 pm)
Thanks for the validation skylab..I did buy it, changed the oil and rotated those fairly new tires!
#63 of 110 XC90 2003
Jan 15, 2009 (1:32 am)
I have an offer to buy an XC90 of 2003.
Should I proceed or is there a 'gotcha' risk?
#64 of 110 Re: XC90 2003 [varlas]
Jan 15, 2009 (7:43 am)
Which model? If it's a T6, forget it.
#65 of 110 2007 Volvo XC90 2WD 3.2L 5-Passenger
Jan 23, 2009 (8:44 am)
i'm thinking of buying this used car, only 18k miles. i'm trying to look for any owners who could share insights or any known issues for this vehicle.