1998 Volvo S90 User Reviews

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1998 Volvo S90 Sedan Review
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Good And Nice Car — bought this car used with 93,000 miles, it looks and drives very nice, very strong body and engine, transmission shifts like butter. had a problem with suspension having a noise, replacing rubber bushings and rack&pinion did not fix problem. the shifter mechanism is not the best, too many small parts and mostly plastic, the push rod broke and the bypass button did not work. replacing rod and brake switch fixed problem.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: nice, power, comfortable,

Cons: maintenance cost, MPG,

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I Liked The Look. — This car was given to me. I really appreciate it as I am on a fixed income. Rides great, pick up great. To repair the car is totally out of my price range. I know things need to be fixed every now and then. Overall I really like the car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Even though this car is 17 years old it has held up pretty good.

Cons: Very expensive to repair.

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1998 Volvo S90 Review
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Very Rare And Sought After Volvo S90 Royal — To acquire one of these puts you in very rare company with only 32 of the 1998 S90 Royals produced. This was the pinnacle of the S90 lineup and last of the RWD Volvos. Went out with a bang on this one.

Pros: Very rare Volvo with only 32 produced

Cons: Parts availability

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A Volvo For All Ages - Timeless Style And Beauty — This was my first venture into the Volvo luxury end and I say I am most impressed with the Volvo S90. This is true undestated elegance and a car one can take anywhere. I have used this car to pick up executives at terminals and never a word of discontent. And when it has to be parked by Valet jockeys all I hear is sweet ride and that is from young guys and several of them have wanted to know more about this S90. Yep one can pull up to the Breakers on Palm Beach with total confidence, How many 15 year old cars fall into that category, none I can think of.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: A true Euro Touring Saloon (Sedan) with style, finesse and above all Volvo Safety Measures.

Cons: Ride is softer than expected, but then again it is a luxury car and Volvo's flagship car at time of introduction.

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5 Star !! — When it comes down to it, all that Volvo's are known for is true ! Built very well in and out as compared to many American vehicles...In addition to an all around great car....standard features will get you insurance discounts too !!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfortable, safe, sporty, 5 star rated, Best fuel mileage. Great vehicle !

Cons: Cup Holders are undersized...that's it....

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Solid Basics, Tempermental Bells And Whistles — Good solid fun vehicle, but it's almost impossible to get detailed technical information on the vehicle

Cons: Parts cost

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The Last Fullsize Volvo Rwd — A good car, its cheap to buy, but very comfort, good acceleration and top speed, easy to drive, heavy, and the most important thing, its safe, it got 4 airbag including SIPS. The Downside is, the engine fuel consumption is pretty horrible, it also needs RON 95 or above, the price of spare parts is costly, especially if we compare to 4 cylinder model. It's a Rare Model, especially in Indonesia.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: A pretty decent ride for under US $ 10.000. Had Long Wheelbase like American Cars, and Very Comfort Ride.

Cons: Fuel Consumption, Spare Parts Price, Body Parts Availability.

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The Ultimate Old Volvo — So, I've already opined ad nauseum about the merits of Volvo's in my two previous Volvo posts. After selling my Ford Five Hundred, I just got a hankerin' for another Volvo. I ideally wanted a 140 Series, 240 Series or 940 Series wagon, but couldn't find a clean example in my price range that didn't require a flight across the country. While I would have gladly flown to some distant state for a good mid-70's 145 with A/C, my wife would have none of that. Oh well. I found this S90 locally, bought it from the original owner who absolutely babied it. And although the Scandanavian cubist design was starting to get a bit old by 1998, one thing that they got spot on was the interior. It is absolutely fantastic. The soft, supple leather seats with suede inserts completely coddle their occupants. And the tasteful, real wood accents would not look out of place in a car costing much, much more. And while I was a bit uncertain about the Volvo 24-valve V-6 engine, they had gotten all the kinks worked out by the '98 model year, and it's nice having some power in a Volvo. Especially in 'Sport' mode! The car is barely middle-aged in terms of mileage, and I'm sure I'll tire of it long before it's in need of retirement. Next go-round, I might even check out something from Volvo's Ford era. Maybe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Pinnacle of Volvo RWD platform.

Cons: Can be pricey to repair.

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