XC90 FWD 2.5T - how do you like it?

Discussion in 'Volvo XC90' started by Jeff Lesperance, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. I am interested in the front wheel drive XC90 with the 2.5 T. I don't need
    the AWD -either the extra weight/gas mileage penalty or the additional
    maintenance issues.

    I was wondering who out there has this combo and how they like it or not.

    I like the flexible cargo area and will not be hauling 6 other people or
    towing heavy loads, just bulky ones .


    Jeff Lesperance, Oct 13, 2004
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    Bev A. Kupf Guest

    I test-drove the XC90 2.5T and the T6 a while ago, and I would not
    recommend it. This is a heavy SUV, and the 208 hp engine gives very
    sluggish acceleration. The T6 is better, but still not very good.

    I've been driving an 2004 S60 2.5T with the same engine (and I think
    the same turbo). The turbo lag is very distinct. But this is a lighter
    car, so once the turbo kicks in acceleration is quite good. On the
    XC90 it was just awful.

    Bev A. Kupf, Oct 13, 2004
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    RobertV Guest

    The V8 with 315HP is coming !

    RobertV, Oct 13, 2004
  4. I drove the XC90, then the Acura MDX. I have an MDX in my garage now.

    If you go price/feature or just price, it wasn't too hard of a decision.
    Nick Cassimatis, Oct 18, 2004
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    volvoguy Guest

    There are alot of recalls on the XC90. If you look it up you will find only
    1. Recall 135. Volvo decided to add sub catagories. So it,s actually recall
    135 A,B,C,D, and so on. Wait a couple years until Ford has worked out a few
    of the bugs.
    volvoguy, Oct 23, 2004
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