Volvo XC90

(16 Posts)
winkywinkola Sat 18-Jan-14 10:00:23

We have 4 dcs. Hope to have 5 one day but that's another thread. grin

We currently have a Ford Galaxy. It's okay.

We will need a new car soon and I've been eyeing the XC90.

Anyone got experience and views on this car?

Or recommend another 7+ seater that you've found good ?

winkywinkola Sat 18-Jan-14 16:53:29

Bump

Amateurish Sat 18-Jan-14 19:20:02

The XC90 is an excellent car, but getting long in the tooth now. So best to wait until the new version comes out later this year.

The S-Max is always recommended. Do you need 4x4?

I'm quite a fan of Kia, they are good value and have long 7 year warranties. So you might want to check out the Carens. Or if you need 4x4, the Sorento.

HamletsSister Sat 18-Jan-14 19:23:07

We are totally in love with ours. Currently 10 years old and having open heart surgery but worth spending money on. Comfortable to drive, sit in. Takes 5 adults and 2 children comfortably. The back row is short on leg room but ideal up to age 12ish (my children are tall) and still leaves some boot.

PoppyAmex Sat 18-Jan-14 19:27:24

I adore mine. It's like driving sitting in armchair and it feels super safe.

the boot is enormous - I currently have a double bugaboo donkey, a trike and a mini suitcase back there and there's still room for shopping.

winkywinkola Sat 18-Jan-14 20:18:13

Is boot big with all 7 seats up?

foolserrand Sat 18-Jan-14 20:25:30

I love our xc90. The boot really is huge, even with the rear seats up. Still sometimes regret not going for the Seat Alhambra though. It offered lots more for less money.

HamletsSister Sat 18-Jan-14 22:40:04

As big as a normal car. Big enough for some shopping etc. For a holiday with 7 you would also need a roof box, I suspect.

fourlegstwolegs Thu 23-Jan-14 14:40:48

Discovery has 7 seats and is great, also the new BMW X5 has a 7 seat option.

winkywinkola Fri 24-Jan-14 19:54:35

But aren't the Discovery and X5 total gas guzzlers in comparison?

jonicomelately Fri 24-Jan-14 19:55:31

Are the new ones out this year? I thought they were coming out in 2015?

EddieReadersglasses Wed 12-Feb-14 16:40:15

We are thinking of buying one, or something similar. I want something really safe for us all esp wee ones in the back, also reliable, so xc90 would seem to tick all the boxes on paper. We have a limited budget so won't be getting a new one I don't think!!

AngryFeet Wed 12-Feb-14 16:42:43

I had a XC90 as a hire car a couple of years ago. I loved it but it was a gas guzzler! But I suppose all big cars like that are.

ruthsmumkath Mon 17-Feb-14 17:17:00

I love my XC90 - someone reversed into me the other day and not even a dint- I feel very safe!

Katy

fourlegstwolegs Thu 06-Mar-14 13:34:28

I don't think there will be a new XC90 till 2015. Also the OP didn't say if she wanted a brand new car or 2nd hand. "New" can mean new to its new owner or actually new. Other 4x4 7 seaters:
Discovery
Audi Q7
Nissan Pathfinder
BMX X5
XC 90 of course...

loveisagirlnameddaisy Thu 06-Mar-14 13:43:34

We have a discovery and around town (school drop offs, popping to supermarket), it does about 350 miles on a full tank (tank costs just over £100). No idea how that compares to the XC90 though. smile

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