To give context, I am 17 and my parents and I are considering purchasing a 2004-06 Volvo XC90 2.5T in the area of 100K miles (160000 KM).We are considering the car due to its impeccable safety, good AWD, overall good looks and the insurance isn't too bad. I have heard of the bad transmission problems with the T6 engine, so that model will be completely avoided and will not be considered. My main concern if the XC90 2.5T will be reliable. I live in Canada, and the winters can be sometimes bad. I have also heard about the wheel bearing failure on XC90's exposed to cold temperatures. Should there be any concerns whatsoever when purchasing an XC90? My parents and I will Carfax some potential cars, get a Volvo mechanic to inspect the XC90, and look at the overall mechanical history. I plan to keep the car for 3-5 years or so. If the XC90 is not the most reliably sound Volvo, what are some other Volvo's that could be considered? I am eyeing some V70s and S60s as well. Or to purchase a Subaru instead? I want to know what you XC90 and Volvo owners think.