I love the smoothness of the xc90 V8 the car drives like its floating, I mean it lulls you. The fuel economy is not that bad for a V8.
And now the BAD
I went to Patrick Volvo and bought a 2007 XC90 V8 with 37xxx miles on the clock. It was out of warranty by its in-service date.
When I bought the car the sales person "tola" told me they recently did the 37,500 mile service which according to their own records is un-true I found out today. I should have been worried because when I saw the car for the first time the "service soon"- message indicator came on, I was told by my sales person "tola" "I will send it to service, they just forgot to turn the service soon light off" after the mechanics did the service.
1-Emissions Evap Pump
30 to 50 miles and 3 days after purchase--- the check engine light illuminates, I thought to myself this can’t be happening. Took it to service (5 days after purchase) and they told me the Emissions Evap Pump has failed according to the computer. -
First service told me you will have to pay 600 dollars for your car that you have had for 5 days, - I said no way am I paying 600 dollars, then the service people got the
manager(Justin I think) who told me-You should have bought a GM warranty, I did not want a “GM” warranty on a VOLVO!!! The Volvo xc90 not a GM car(no offense GM).
Then the manager told me he will charge me 300 for the pump, I again told him no way!!!! I was really upset they made no effort to fix the pump free-of-charge seeing as I had the car 5 days and 30-50 miles. -----If I had the car for a month I could understand them not wanting to fix it. - BUT 5 DAYS? I told him Im not paying one cent for the new pump, for a car I have had 5 days total and 30-50 miles. As it stands the car will need this fixed to pass emissions.
!!!!!!!!!! BUT WAIT THERES MORE !!!!!!!!
2-Headlights corroded [A safety issue]
The headlights are a mess (they are hazed and corroded so bad they are like sand paper kinda odd for a 2007 model year with 37k mi )
Patrick Volvo was very sneaky about presenting the car to me they pulled the car forward so far over the curb stop, the space between the front of the XC90 and the bushes was less then half a foot( so unless I wanted to stand in Patrick Volvo's bushes, I would not have been able to see the headlights). Then "tola" the sales person, flung open the door and said “Get in”……..I had two small children waiting for me at home so I was not overly fussy looking at the car in detail, -------Besides I saw the pictures of the car online VIA cars and Patrickvolvo com none of the pictures showed these hazed nasty headlights.
!!!!!!!!Its more then just ugly looking headlights as the light coming from them at night seems dim-[An obvious safety flaw, from representatives(PatrickVolvo) from a car company that claims to be Volvo the "ultimate Safety Machine ]. -----------------I asked the manager about the headlights and the manager told me don't worry about it, its fine, we have a guy who can buff them out, --but the "guy who can buff the headlights out" came over and looked and told me he cant buff them out, he said he recommends replacement. I said even if the XC90’s headlights do corrode the car is a 2007 with 37k mi on it..... Its not old....
3-Fuel filler door hinge
The fuel filler door hinge is also broken which I would have no way of knowing until I put gas in the car.-I did not open the fuel door until after I paid for the car. When I put gas in it.
End of story is nothing is fixed I owe the bank just shy of 30k , my car wont pass emissions , my headlights are corroded, my gas tank door wont lock so it flops around waiting to be snapped off.
PLEASE THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT BUYING ANY CAR FROM THE PATRICK VOLVO/PATRICK AUTO GROUP.....You will be screwed….You will buy a new to you car with low miles and the car will need new a(n) Emissions Evap Pump ,Headlights corroded-replacement,an Fuel filler door hinge, to be fixed with-in 5 days of ownership.
Emissions Evap Pump ===============================600
Fuel filler door hinge==================================80
With-in 5 days of preowned car/new to me ownership cost 1680
If this is how they stand behind a car they sold 4 days ago, for our families sedan I will look elsewhere. Its a shame because Patrick Volvo is a VOLVO dealership which sells new ones and they don't care about their pre-owned customers or the brand "VOLVO" this tarnishes Volvo's name in my eyes. Its not Volvo's fault but Patrick Volvo does not stand behind 5 day old VOLVO' s.