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      Good bye XC60, hello V90CC!

      As much as we liked our 17 XC60 T6, the wife wanted our son to have more leg room.

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      (Hers) Current Ride - 2020 V90CC T6 AWD
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      Nice color on the CC, enjoy the ride with the family. There is a decent rear leg room in the v90.


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      looks like her cars hardly have time to get dusty before they are replaced. 😂🤣😅
      Her HHI car - 2010 C70 T5 Ice White w/ off-black interior
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      The maintenance issues on the XC60 were a clogged cowl due to leaves getting under the hood (a sign that we need to clean her a little more) and a failing battery due to the vehicle not being driven enough (we need to take her for a drive at least once a week). It had about 11,000 miles after three years. The XC60 was a great car, she simply wanted a little more room and it helps that the V90CC drives very well (in our Volvo biased opinion).

      The only problem now is how portly my XC90 now feels.
      (Hers) Current Ride - 2020 V90CC T6 AWD
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      (Hers) Past Rides - 93 244, 05 XC90, 15.5 XC60, 17 XC60
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      We are upgrading from V60 to V90 for exactly the same reason.

      I wish the V90 had the same rear legroom as the S90, though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dyno View Post
      We are upgrading from V60 to V90 for exactly the same reason.

      I wish the V90 had the same rear legroom as the S90, though.
      Agree 100%, I mentioned the S90 to my wife but she valued the hatch and increased ride height.
      (Hers) Current Ride - 2020 V90CC T6 AWD
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      Nothing like a wagon! Congratulations on your purchase!
      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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      Quote Originally Posted by hfwilkesjr View Post
      ...failing battery due to the vehicle not being driven enough (we need to take her for a drive at least once a week). It had about 11,000 miles after three years...(
      The XC90 provides greater cargo area height; the V90 offers greater cargo area depth. You have the best of both worlds.

      I like those particular rims.

      You may be aware from forum threads, the V90 auxiliary battery requires regular charging, as well, else the Start/Stop feature will not operate, and the main battery too should not sit for any extended period of time without charge, else it deteriorates (I think its a few months of idleness that can cause damage -- Volvo had issued a technical bulletin about it to dealers warning them to periodically charge those they have in parts inventory, as well as those in vehicles that go unsold for long periods of time). You may want to consider getting a battery charger and using it rather than putting unnecessary wear on the car.
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      Quote Originally Posted by aardvarkbark View Post
      The XC90 provides greater cargo area height; the V90 offers greater cargo area depth. You have the best of both worlds.

      I like those particular rims.

      You may be aware from forum threads, the V90 auxiliary battery requires regular charging, as well, else the Start/Stop feature will not operate, and the main battery too should not sit for any extended period of time without charge, else it deteriorates (I think its a few months of idleness that can cause damage -- Volvo had issued a technical bulletin about it to dealers warning them to periodically charge those they have in parts inventory, as well as those in vehicles that go unsold for long periods of time). You may want to consider getting a battery charger and using it rather than putting unnecessary wear on the car.
      Thanks for the info
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      Further to Aardvarkbark's comment, during the early part of the COVID quarantines, Volvo sent an information email to owners, not specifically talking about the aux battery, but saying with people driving less, it was recommended that once a week the car be driven at least 6 miles (I think it was....) or run at idle for 20 minutes in order to keep all systems in good working order. I didn't find it necessary--the vehicle frequently sits unused for 2 weeks or so-- but it's out there.

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      Great that you got them both in the same pic. Wagon=better. Nice buy!
      That's a lot of car to buy to only drive about 2500 miles a year. You're a nice Dad/Husband.
      You may want to start leaving the 'portly' XC90 at home more often, or full on trade her.
      Quote Originally Posted by hfwilkesjr View Post
      As much as we liked our 17 XC60 T6, the wife wanted our son to have more leg room.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Great that you got them both in the same pic. Wagon=better. Nice buy!
      That's a lot of car to buy to only drive about 2500 miles a year. You're a nice Dad/Husband.
      You may want to start leaving the 'portly' XC90 at home more often, or full on trade her.
      Wagon definitely = better. Unfortunately Volvo no longer offers a third row for their wagons like in our 740. I occasionally think of changing my XC90 out but for the most part it does everything so well. It's really a great vehicle and I occasionally need a sixth seat although those instances are increasingly rare, I also just used her to pick up a rather large dryer that would definitely not have fit in the V90. I'm sure as time goes on I'll need the sixth seat less and will no longer choose to wrangle dryers and the like, but for now, the XC90 is a little better suited even if a little sloppier on the road.....sloppy seems a little harsh but when comparing it to the V90, it's accurate.

      I also feel that my next should be electric. hopefully Volvo will have an electric V90 CC or maybe V60 CC.
      (Hers) Current Ride - 2020 V90CC T6 AWD
      ( His ) Current Ride - 2016 XC90 T6 AWD

      (Hers) Past Rides - 93 244, 05 XC90, 15.5 XC60, 17 XC60
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      Nice trade-up. Def nicer rims than my SPA truck. I often wonder if there are ways to swap the ENTIRE XC90 back rows into V90CCs? Would the 3rd row seats be simply too high for the V90 roof line?

      That's the only reason why I have the XC over the V90CC

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      Quote Originally Posted by tonyc View Post
      Nice trade-up. Def nicer rims than my SPA truck. I often wonder if there are ways to swap the ENTIRE XC90 back rows into V90CCs? Would the 3rd row seats be simply too high for the V90 roof line?

      That's the only reason why I have the XC over the V90CC
      I'd include the sloped rear hatch, the trunk floor pan, the side curtain airbags, and even the second row and it's floor pan because they don't slide forward to allow for third row leg room like the XC90 second row. Then there's the roofline for the third row and second row because the sliding second row mechanism most likely raises the seats. It sounds like a heck of a photoshop abomination lol.
      (Hers) Current Ride - 2020 V90CC T6 AWD
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      Quote Originally Posted by hfwilkesjr View Post
      I'd include the sloped rear hatch, the trunk floor pan, the side curtain airbags, and even the second row and it's floor pan because they don't slide forward to allow for third row leg room like the XC90 second row. Then there's the roofline for the third row and second row because the sliding second row mechanism most likely raises the seats. It sounds like a heck of a photoshop abomination lol.
      So... that’s a no? I’m going to be stuck w/ this spa monster til my kids graduate high school?

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      "Unfortunately Volvo no longer offers a third row for their wagons like in our 740."

      Ever seen a 740 or 760 wagon that's been been rear-ended? I have; it would not have been fun for anyone in a rear facing third row seat.

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      Quote Originally Posted by gak View Post
      "Unfortunately Volvo no longer offers a third row for their wagons like in our 740."

      Ever seen a 740 or 760 wagon that's been been rear-ended? I have; it would not have been fun for anyone in a rear facing third row seat.
      When I began the research that resulted on our 2005 XC90 purchase, I did run across videos of the 740 wagon being rear ended, those videos committed me to never putting my kids in the third row of the 740 again. That being said, I'm sure if Volvo offered a third row in a wagon, that issue would be resolved. The V90 is on the same platform as the XC90, the changes necessary are in between the two vehicles and if Volvo sees an economically viable option for either a sleeker XC90 or a V90 with a slightly taller roofline giving either the ability of a third row, they'd consider it. Or maybe the XC90 is the sleekest a seven passenger can get and it'll always pale in comparison to the Volvo wagons.

      They were some eye opening videos.
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      ( His ) Current Ride - 2016 XC90 T6 AWD

      (Hers) Past Rides - 93 244, 05 XC90, 15.5 XC60, 17 XC60
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