As the resident Volvo guy in my family, my father has asked me to figure out whether or not He should get an S90. He rented one recently and fell in love with it, but is admittedly weary of any reliability issues. I know very little about SPA platform cars so I told him I would do what I could to gather real world info on the car (I know more about the older generations (P80's)).
I did some digging and read on here that there have been some transmission issues and some hiccups with the center display/ phone integration. Is there anything else worth noting before He looks into the car further?
Some things to note...
He's 72 and not super tech savvy, but He knows his way around a computer and an iPhone
He does not keep cars long, maybe 3-4 years max
He is currently on his 5th Ford in a row (Crown Vic, Ranger, 2 Fusions, and now an Explorer)
He is interested in a slightly used T6 or T8 (I told him T8 is probably not worth it since he mostly does long highway drives but He likes the quoted HP) - big difference?
Without a lot of thought, I recommended a T6 with the P* optimization added. But that's more of my taste in chassis / engine combo.
Thanks in advance!