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      Would you buy an S90 again?

      Hello. I have owned my 2006 S60 2.5T from new. It has been a fantastic car; the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Also still drives great. In its later non warranty years I had a good independant Volvo mechanic who sadly is no longer in business. I want a new vehicle and want a bit of luxury. My plans are to find a decent certified vehicle. In my head my S60 has been great, very low cost to maintain over the years so a new S90 will be great too right? I know, a bit delusional. Having read posts about issues on this forum sounds like there are a fair amount of them with the S90. I have been shying away from the German brands as i dont want to get into expensive maintenance costs. I can afford the vehicle and associated cost of ownership but does not mean i like paying high costs. On a whole are you pleased with your S90 and would buy again or do you wish you went with a different vehicle? Thank you.

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      I would buy s90 again but it has to be 2020 and up. prev years has to much small but annoying issues.
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      2017 s60 inscription Platinum FWD
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      Quote Originally Posted by Pauls90 View Post
      I would buy s90 again but it has to be 2020 and up. prev years has to much small but annoying issues.
      How do you know 2020 are better than the earlier models?

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      My friend has it.
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      2018 s90 T6 AWD Inscription w/air suspension B&W Brown interior.
      2017 s60 inscription Platinum FWD
      2003 Oldsmobile Aurora.
      Had:
      2001, 2002 ,Oldsmobile Aurora.
      1998, 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue.

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      I would buy a 2018 up as it has more room in the back. I have an S550 as well and everyone loves the backseat legroom! We bought the S90 for our summer place, it was relatively cheap at 29k for a 30,450 mile CPO T6. I like everything about the car except the ridiculously shallow front door pockets and not having a hard drive to download music library into.
      Current garage ....2017 S90 Inscription, 2018 Mercedes S63 Renntech tune 673 h.p., 2012 Sprinter van, 2018 VW Golf R APR stage 1. I am a car nut from WAAAAY back! Previously 2014 A8 SWB 4.0, 2013 E550, 2012 S550, 2010 E350 wagon, 2008 Audi S8. 39 Buick, 33 Nash coupe, 66 Comet, 67 Fairlane

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      I would buy an S90 again. I've recommended it to my father-in-law. As you may have read, the stock brakes and rotors are crap and lead to early failure. I've changed mine out with aftermarket, better quality and haven't had an issue. The only other issue I've had was my speakers blowing, but my car was a prior rental vehicle so they were probably extremely stressed before I got the vehicle. The 2020 would be a nice option to get the faster infotainment system. It can be very laggy at startup in my 2018. I absolutely love driving this car otherwise. CPO is the way to go.
      2018 S90 T5 AWD Momentum

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      Quote Originally Posted by TheBullShow View Post
      I would buy an S90 again. I've recommended it to my father-in-law. As you may have read, the stock brakes and rotors are crap and lead to early failure. I've changed mine out with aftermarket, better quality and haven't had an issue. The only other issue I've had was my speakers blowing, but my car was a prior rental vehicle so they were probably extremely stressed before I got the vehicle. The 2020 would be a nice option to get the faster infotainment system. It can be very laggy at startup in my 2018. I absolutely love driving this car otherwise. CPO is the way to go.
      Can you please let us know what aftermarket brakes you use?

      thank you!

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      I got ceramic Centric pads.
      2018 S90 T5 AWD Momentum

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      I like My S90, but I probably would not buy again unless some things change.

      My biggest concern is the size.

      I intentionally bought a 2017 model because the stretched wheelbase starting in 2018 was just too big for me.

      If they brought the shorter wheelbase version they still sell in Europe back here, I'd consider it, but I wouldn't consider buying a long wheel base version.

      It's only a few inches, but it completely changes the feel of the car to me.

      I'm also a little concerned about Geely. Another reason I bought a 2017 model was because it was manufactured and designed in Sweden. Sure the company was owned by Geely, but at the time they were letting them operate mostly independently. 2018+ models are made in China. Up until recently they had let Volvo operate independently, but recent news suggests they want to merge Volvo into Geely, and if that happens I'll probably never buy another Volvo product.

      You just can't trust the Chinese government not to get their spying hands on things.

      Either way, it's a moot point. I bought the extended warranty up to 100k miles and at the rate I'm going it wi be 2026 before I am shopping for another car. Who knows if the S90 will even be around then, or of it will have been replaced by something else.
      Last edited by mattlach; 09-08-2020 at 04:30 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TheBullShow View Post
      I got ceramic Centric pads.
      Thank you! How about the rotors/discs?

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      I don't think Ill buy another but only because I get bored with cars. I think Ill get a Cayman or Audi TTRS. I have a Mercedes S63 I bought recently, ill probably keep that a long time, its been great.Leaps ahead of any other car in the luxury market. But having said that, the Volvo is an astounding bargain used with CPO warranty
      Current garage ....2017 S90 Inscription, 2018 Mercedes S63 Renntech tune 673 h.p., 2012 Sprinter van, 2018 VW Golf R APR stage 1. I am a car nut from WAAAAY back! Previously 2014 A8 SWB 4.0, 2013 E550, 2012 S550, 2010 E350 wagon, 2008 Audi S8. 39 Buick, 33 Nash coupe, 66 Comet, 67 Fairlane

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      Thank you all for the feedback, much appreciated. Still waffling as to whether I go the Volvo route again or not.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rhacknc View Post
      Thank you all for the feedback, much appreciated. Still waffling as to whether I go the Volvo route again or not.
      I think Vovlo S90 has currently by far the best value on any luxuray car in the market. I am not talking about the MSRP, I am talking about the real market price. I just got my 2019 Demo (with 200 miles) S90 Momentum (MSRP 56k) for 33.5k. This is the price for a higher trim Kia Optima. If you look around, there are bunch of 2019 or even 2018 Demo leftovers with 50-200 miles, that means almost brand new priced for 28-40k. Some are even CPO. If you are looking for a luxury car and want a crazy bargain, S90 is the car to go for.

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      Nah, I wouldn't. From brake pads and rotors dying quickly to plastic interior trim pieces rattling and buckling to now a check engine light, which I hope is spark plugs, causing reduced engine performance and not a Volvo dealership around for 130+ miles, this may be my last Volvo. Gone are the days of the inline 5 turbo and inline 6 turbo so it's a no for me.
      His: 2016 Focus ST
      Hers: 2018 S90 T5
      Past Volvos: 2014 S60 K-PAX GT5 with KPAX GTR brake kit, ELEVATE turbo intake pipe, ELEVATE intake manifold; 2009 C30 T5 R-Design; 2005 S40 2.4i; 1998 S70 T5

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