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    Volvo outlines strategy for U.S. revival

    An article from yesterday's Automotive News Europe discusses Volvo's plans in the U.S. revealed in a press conference on Tuesday.


    "The plan, shared with U.S. dealers on Tuesday, includes new...
  2. Thread: 2013 XC90 loaner

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    2013 XC90 loaner

    While my 2004 was having the DEM rebuilt--that took 2 weeks--the dealer gave me a brand new XC90 just added to their loaner fleet (56 miles on it). So, I got to test it out fairly well. I am amazed...
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    Happy halloween

    This sounds like one for Car Talk. The one time I had a vehicle infested with spiders--black widows!--I sold it to a young guy. I still feel bad about that. :o
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  5. The trailer is a 13-foot Scamp Deluxe made about...

    The trailer is a 13-foot Scamp Deluxe made about 10 years ago. Trailer folks call these fiberglass trailers "eggs." They are relatively light, sturdy and weather-tight. Ours has a wooden interior and...
  6. Very true. For the XC90 Volvo gives weight...

    Very true. For the XC90 Volvo gives weight ratings with and without trailer brakes, and the (from what I understand) conservative ratings take into account the vehicle's ability to handle the weight...
  7. It is easy to dismiss this post--responding to a...

    It is easy to dismiss this post--responding to a topic from over 6 years ago!--as a troll but I will use the opportunity for a status update. After 9 years and 150,000 miles our XC90 has performed...
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    Re: 2010 XC90 I'm having issues

    Sorry to hear about these problems that should have been easy to fix. A good dealer with a knowledgeable technician can make or break your car experience, and you got a bad one, unfortunately....
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    Re: rear liftgate wont open from outside

    I've had both the top and bottom cables malfunction. The top was repaired in 2006 under warranty: "Cable to latch/lock popped out. Reinstalled. Secured." Since then it has acted up once and fixed...
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    2 Volvos of different eras

    A friend recently purchased a 1962 P1800 Jensen which she intends to drive to New Mexico from Oregon. It is quite the contrast parked behind our 2004 XC90. The P1800 is less than half the weight but...
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    Re: ecu upgrade? better fuel mileage?

    Welcome! You must be typing from an iPhone. ;)

    I looked into an ECU upgrade a few years ago and decided against it because the XC90 upgrades were just being developed, were quite expensive, and...
  12. Re: Why are so many of you so "in love" with this vehicle?

    With about 3 times your mileage our XC90 has been great. Well built with a superior combination of safety, comfort and versatility. Sorry for your problems but I believe once you get them sorted out...
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    Sticky: That's a long paragraph!

    Welcome to the XC90 forum but you may want to post in one of the XC70 forums for your car.


    That would depend on the nature of the leak. If the drain is clogged from debris because, for example,...
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    Re: Electrical Failure

    Sounds like you have a good dealer. For at least a decade Volvo has used a computerized electrical network with many control modules on a common loop. When it goes haywire the car can act very...
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    Re: XC90 Engine Skid Plate

    Greetings. I got mine from the dealer when the car was new. It was a stock part. Several dealers have on-line stores, just do a search and give them a call. Also, IPD makes a nice one.

    Note that...
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    Re: Same problem w lower tailgate

    Thanks, that will come in handy next time this happens--and I'm sure it will as the upper and lower tailgates are prone to problems with cables and dirt buildup.
  17. Thread: 100,000 mile club

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    Re: TT

    The European style of barely big enough. ;) Actually, there's not much reserve in the weight ratings when loaded for a long trip. The XC90 could handle a 16-foot TT but it would be maxed out.
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    Re: W

    The W-mode becomes inactive when the engine is shut off, so driving in W constantly would require engaging it every time the car is started--unlikely but possible. I use it rarely, just a few times a...
  19. Thread: 100,000 mile club

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    100,000 mile club

    I know 100,000 miles is not much for a Volvo but it is still a milestone in car ownership, especially when you've had the car from the beginning. No major problems. A few dings. Still gets a...
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    Re: round or square? coke or pepsi? yakima or thule?

    Actually, the Volvo racks are branded by Volvo but made by Thule (who knows where as they have production facilities all over). Thule HQ is in Sweden and worldwide has over 4000 employees. They made...
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    Re: Roof Bike Racks for XC90

    Glad we could help. For amusement here are some photos of Volvo support vehicles at a local bike race. In the first photo you can see the rear of my XC90 in the background.
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    Re: Roof Bike Racks for XC90

    A lot depends on which crossbars you want to use (Volvo or other), what other gear you may want to carry on the roof (boats, cargo box, etc.), whether you want easy removal to cut down on wind noise,...
  23. Thread: Volvo Newbie

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    Re: 60k service

    There were some early problems with the parking brake but that should have been fixed under warranty long ago. My rear brakes are original as they near 100k miles and I've not had any problems with...
  24. Thread: Volvo Newbie

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    Re: 50k service

    Congrats on your XC90! [thumbup] Services by-the-manual are at 7500-mi increments and the first major service is at 60k. The one that occurs around 52.5k is just an oil & filter change plus checking...
  25. Re: took the plunge

    Sorry, I just got back from vacation. After 2000+ miles towing our small travel trailer (about 1400 lbs) the XC90 is getting close to 100k. Smooth trip.

    To answer your questions, there have been...
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