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volvo xc90 - most reliable engine?

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2007 - 2012 Volvo XC90

We are thinking about purchasing a 2010-2012 Volvo XC90 with higher miles (>100,000). Is this a mistake? The cost is still ~$15,000. I have been doing some research that some years are better than others, some engines are better than others. Can anyone help me in this decision making process?

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Response from mkaresh

11:57 am March 22, 2016

We don't have many owners signed up to field qustions on the XC90, so I'll give this a try.

Any European car with over 100,000 has a good chance of being expensive to maintain. The 2010 has been looking good in our stats, but we have a very small sample size for it, so our stat could be inaccurate.

I have heard that the V8 can be very expensive. The six-cylinder engine is a better bet.

Early on XC90 owners complained about the frequency of tire and brake pad replacements. I don't know if Volvo ever fixed this issue.

You might find more on swedespeed.com, a good Volvo forum.


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