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      Goodbye Audi, hello S90

      I have been a long time Audi driver, from a 2005 A8L to my 2013 A8L 4.0T. Due to concerns of the turbo failures that plague the 4.0T I decided I wanted something new. My wife told me I would hate anything that wasn’t luxurious and I knew I didn’t want another huge car. Decided that the 2017 S90 would be the best for me as I don’t want/need another huge backseat like the 18s and newer have.

      Got a pretty sweet deal on a nearly loaded T6 Inscription. Only missing the massaging seat package and 20” wheels. I really like the way the S90 drives, firmer than the Audi but not rough. The T6 engines is miles less refined than the twin turbo V8 but I am getting used to it.

      I know this is a pretty quiet thread but hoping to learn from you all!








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      Welcome! Good luck with a great looking S90.
      (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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      Nice!
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      I've always wanted an A8L but was always wary of the maintenance cost/reliability. Would love to hear more about your experience and comparison.
      2018 V90 T5 R Design FWD | Bursting Blue / Charcoal, Full Napa Leather | 20" R Design Diamond Cut wheels | Convenience Package | Laminated Glass | Heated Seats/Steering Wheel | HUD | Powered Load Cover | Mud Flaps | Rubber Floor Mats | Polestar Optimization

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      Congratulations on the beautiful car!!
      2017 V90 CC T6- Luxury pkg with full color paint Maple Brown with blond interior, convenience pkg, B&W, HUD, four-C. Racechip GTS.

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      Welcome. I own a current model B9 Audi S4 and we’re also on our second S90. We love absolutely everything about the S90 except the power train, which in my opinion is by far the biggest letdown of this car (frankly, of all Volvos). I guess the T5 and T6 are the last stop gaps before all electric.


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      I owned an Audi A8 4.0. Short wheelbase car with an APR stage one tune. Car was a beast, liked everything about it. sold it outright and bought my S63 used. I really liked the Audi but as previous poster wrote I was a little leery about owning it past warranty. As far as powertrains go I wouldn't bother with the 3.0, not enough power for me. Now, having said that, the 2.0 in the Volvo is a little weak but up to the task. My S90 is a second car and we like it fine, great highway manners and very reasonably priced as a CPO. When it comes down to it I absolutely love V8 cars, but I think my S63 will be my last.....as previous poster wrote the day of electric cars is fast approaching us all!
      Current garage ....2017 S90 Inscription tint, split tailpipes, KC Design rear sway, 2018 Mercedes S63 Renntech tune 673 h.p., 2012 Sprinter van, 2002 Boxster S. I am a car nut from WAAAAY back! Previously 2014 A8 SWB 4.0, Golf R, 2013 E550, 2012 S550, 2010 E350 wagon, 2008 Audi S8. 39 Buick, 33 Nash coupe, 66 Comet, 67 Fairlane and many more.

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      I had an A6 Avant for nine years, then an A4 Avant for nine years (when Audi decided to stop bringing the A6 Avant to US) and now have a V90 T6 Inscription for nine years. I know Audi re-introduced the A6 wagon in US, but only in the Allroad version, but I'm not interested in the 'rugged' wagon look, either Audi Allroad or Volvo CC. I think the V90 interior is more handsome than Audi's. The A4's turbo 4 was more spirited than what's in the Volvo, but the A4 Avant was a lighter car than is the V90, so that may affect my sense of performance.
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      Goodbye Audi, hello S90

      I had 535xi and was shopping for s8 or e63 CPO or new e450. The e63 Merc was too expensive, e450 interior poor, and the S8 too outdated back than. So V90 it was. Loving it every time I drive it. Sure it lacks the power of the others but as a daily car it’s what I’m happy with. The 535 hugged the road a bit better and the road feedback was great but as you age you need less of it. Pick up from stand still is almost the same as the BMW.


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      Congrats on the new S90!

      Ours have been very reliable. The new 4 cylinder cars are not necessarily (at all) exciting to drive if you’re an enthusiast (thus our trade of one our Volvo’s for new AMG), but they are solid, safe and easy to operate - live with; oh and aesthetically pleasing.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Iamhives View Post
      I've always wanted an A8L but was always wary of the maintenance cost/reliability. Would love to hear more about your experience and comparison.
      I loved my A8L, but every problem that is known to occur did occur for me. Started with the 1K & 3K vibration, replaced the downpipes problem resolved (CPO). The the PCV valve went, replaced under CPO. Creaking sounds when going over speed humps, bushings replaced under CPO. After my CPO expired two of the motor mounts went, drove with them as it only bothered me when driving slowly and the engine would go into 4 cylinder mode.

      The best thing about the A8 is the smoothness of the vehicle. Everything about it is buttery, especially the engine. If Audi would only step up and proactively replace the turbo screens I would still be an Audi fanboy. Due to the way they are handling the situation I do not see another Audi in my future for a long time. I did not have any assisted driving features in my A8 so having Pilot Assist is just AWESOME in comparison.

      One thing that was embarrassing for a $97K car was the stock stereo was awful. My wife as a '19 XC90 with the Harmon systems and it is crazy good in comparison. My S90 has the B&W system which is even better. Tomorrow is my first long drive (4 hours round trip), looking forward to it.

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      Congratulations on your new car!
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      Curious how many of us are former Audi drivers. I traded my ‘16 A8 3.0 for the V90. Nothing wrong with the A8 really, but I got turned on seeing a V90 and just had to have one. I loved the A8, it was a fantastic highway car. Drove from here to Florida last year and loved the comfort. I actually kept it longer than any other daily driver - over 4 years, which was a new record for me. I do very much enjoy the V90, and have no major complaints but would certainly buy another Audi. My wife drives an ‘18 Q5 which she quite likes...probably another 3 or 4 years before she’ll be in the market for something else.
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