2009 Volvo XC90
The XC90 has off-road capability and Volvo refinement.
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Get if you're short and don't need directions by Patty on 12/21/2009. Trim: 2009 Volvo XC90 3.2 R-Design, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I feel very safe in it. And while its not the flashiest of cars, I do find it a bit stylish.
Cons: Turning capacity is an issue - even pulling into a parking spot is problematic. Interior is very tight (both front and back seats) if you happen to be over 5'5" and especially if you have a car seat in the back. The third row (one of the initial selling points) is unaccessible and EXTREMELY uncomfortable once it is; there is about 6" of leg/knee/foot space. Totally useless. The doors never stay open which is a problem when you open the door to put your baby in the car seat and the door swings back at you and your baby. Console/dash area is a mess - there are 3 different controls for the sound system alone. Bluetooth is an afterthought. Navigation system is HORRIBLE!
Overall review: Ultimately, we got this car for safety. It seems there was an extraordinary amount of time spent on this, which I am extremely grateful for, but everything else was thrown in with very little thought. How safe is it to try to change the radio station and you have to go from one knob on one side of the console to another on the other side? I mean, there is a keypad with numbers 1-0 on the dash and its not for the bluetooth but yet another control for the radio. The navigation system once sent me on a 15 mile round about to a place that was 3 miles from my home and thats if it even recognizes the destination which half the time it doesn't. Don't even bother spending your money for the upgrade - so not worth it. Overall, very safe, pretty good handling and subpar interior accommodations.
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