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So I've been on a few car forums and they are almost always completely dominated by men talking about their own cars. The notable exception to this is a Ford Flex forum that is truly bi-sexual, and maybe even leans a bit feminine. What about us? This forum feels like it's 95% guys and maybe 70% of those are not the primary drivers.

When on the road 9/10 times I see an XC90, it's being driven by a woman (and quite often an attractive one). And my wife puts 90% of the miles on ours.

Are we just a bunch of guys talking about our wives' cars? How many of us guys are the primary drivers of our XC90s?
 

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yes, i talk about my wife's car. She likes sitting high, "needs" the utility of a station wagon, and with her bad back truck based suvs were out, and didnt want a mommy err mini van. She is also attractive - to me at least.
 

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I don't think the swedespeed account register page asks or checks for gender in order to get an account approved. I think if more women signed up and participated, you would see ...... More women participating.
 

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I am male and am (currently) the primary driver of the XC90, when my Parents are not taking grandchildren to the beach. My wife keeps telling me to enjoy the XC90 while I can, I think she is planning to take it over when our next one arrives.
 

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I am the primary driver of "our" 2.5t and it is certainly "my" car mainly because the wife hates it. She says the steering is too stiff, the suspension isn't comfortable and it's too bulky. Even with me telling her that she looks hot in it isn't enough. With all things considered I am positive she will look hotter in an ES350 when the time is right. :D
 

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Its either talk about cars, porn, sports or swapping recipes, so I'm quite fine with discussing the car, even if its my wife's.
 

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LOL friends, you guys are not alone, I'm an 84 year old volvo fan with a 2004 Black S60! of course I know nothing about cars, I have a great indy who takes care of Black Beauty! It amuses me that my kids love my car. I'm helping my daughter, who had a V70 before it died at 205K, look for another or XX. She foolishly bought a toyota rave and her 60 mile daily commute is killing her. I like to read all your enthusiastic comments. Some things I do know, of course, like what a timing belt is. We're gonna replace that soon. I wish I knew more!
 

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I am the owner of my 2007 XC90 Titanium V8 Sport! However I primarily bought the car for my Girlfriend to use to keep her out of my Mercedes E63 AMG :)

I wanted a V70R Manual with the Safron colored interior but my Girlfriend felt the wagon looked too "old people" so we agreed on a R-Design XC90 with the V8. So far I am not regretting this decision one bit. It is probably the most confortable SUV i have ever owned and just the right amount of power.

I am not a huge fan of the AWD, prefer Jeep, LandRover locking differential style systems, however those are a bit of overkill for Illinois Winters, since I never go offroading but like the idea of it :thumbup:

@Lawguy I think i know you from the MBWorld forum ;)! Great minds think alike, LOL!
 

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@Lawguy I think i know you from the MBWorld forum ;)! Great minds think alike, LOL!
Gotta keep the ladies out of the AMG cars. Just not safe. (Laughing).

Nice to "see" you on these boards too.
 

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Ok so...you're a male driving your XC90. Do you ever get the stereotypical Trans Am or V6 convertable Mustang driver who is also male pull along side you with the anticipation of him seeing a smokin hot middle aged mother but instead sees the guy married to the afore mentioned female? Happens to me all the time. The look of defeat/embarrassment on their face is priceless then I remember that my XC90 is kind of a mom car. C’mon roof rack, brush guard and a bigger turbo!
 

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I have never had that situation, I do have cougars check me out regularly when I am driving. I did also have a guy in a V6 Nissan Murano race me and lose!! However these situations might be because of my Harley Davidson sticker on the back of the truck.

When I first got it my friends did think it was a Soccer Mom truck so they told me to get one these stickers since I am not married and don't have kids ;)

http://www.google.com/search?q=stic...AQ&biw=768&bih=929#biv=i|14;d|tQ24cKyGc5DTaM:
 

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Okay guys, I've read the thread and I don't have any manley issue with the XC90.

Yes, I have seen a lot of women in these vehicles, but in my case it took a man to insist that my bride drive one. She did NOT like it at first and during the first week literally demanded that we take it back to the dealer. I actially called the dealer and had that discussion, but soon thereafter my bride seemed to be rethinking things, and then it was apparant that someone would have to fight her to get that XC90 away from her. SHE LOVES THE XC90, and after putting 135,000 miles on one we got another one. When you ask HER about the difference between the 2.5 and the 3.2 there is no contest, she likes the 3.2 much better and has reasons of "smoother", "less vibration", "more refined", and I tend to be more of a performance evaluator, but that 3.2 is one fine machine.

So I am proud to have my bride in a XC90. She is thankful I was the one who suggested it and promoted the idea. She had the chance to get a new XC60 or basically anything she wanted but look what she got below. She drives it most of the time but I'm very pleased to be able to get it when I can, and never have any thoughts about "issues" because I know the machinery and am satisfied to operate in the manner intended by the builder.


When I drive the XC90 it is often to a yacht club, and in that environment I seem to fit right in. People who have the more expensive SUVs are the ones who we look at and wonder.............why in the world would they actually pay that kind of money for THAT thing, lol. I'll drive it to work sometimes and park it next to a Jag aluminum Portfolio, and caught the owner one day checking it out. It seems that the XC90 was so low on the price level that "some people" would not have one because they thought they should be driving something more expensive. Oh well, our opinion, our money, our car, and our choice I guess.

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Well my fiancee will probably drive the XC90 more, and I will spend more time with my E63.
I did buy the V8 Sport for me, but I did buy my first XC90 for my ex-wife.

Personally I like driving the XC90. Good steering. Good ride (especially compared to a traditional body-on-frame SUV) and decent handling.
My biggest gripes:
Even with bi-xenon's, I find the headlights medicore (compared to the E63 at least)
Too much panel vibration spoils the Dynaudio sound
A little more support from the seats would be nice (especially since this is the Sports model....the R seats were incredible)
4.4 liters should have more than 307HP
Backup sensors always seem to get dirty and therefore do not work properly
Brakes are spongy
 

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LOL friends, you guys are not alone, I'm an 84 year old volvo fan with a 2004 Black S60! of course I know nothing about cars, I have a great indy who takes care of Black Beauty! It amuses me that my kids love my car. I'm helping my daughter, who had a V70 before it died at 205K, look for another or XX. She foolishly bought a toyota rave and her 60 mile daily commute is killing her. I like to read all your enthusiastic comments. Some things I do know, of course, like what a timing belt is. We're gonna replace that soon. I wish I knew more!
Welcome to the forum!!!!
 

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Even with bi-xenon's, I find the headlights medicore (compared to the E63 at least)
Interesting, as I thought the bi-xenons on my e63 were sh*tty compared to our XC90. LOL.
 

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Interesting, as I thought the bi-xenons on my e63 were sh*tty compared to our XC90. LOL.
Really? The highbeams on my E63 are second to none. Incredible lighting power.

I drove an XC60 D5 from Oslo to northern Norway two winters ago. The headlights on that car were pretty phenomenal, but I'm not sure if those are the same lights that would come on a North America-spec XC60.
 

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Well my fiancee will probably drive the XC90 more, and I will spend more time with my E63.
I did buy the V8 Sport for me, but I did buy my first XC90 for my ex-wife.

Personally I like driving the XC90. Good steering. Good ride (especially compared to a traditional body-on-frame SUV) and decent handling.
My biggest gripes:
Even with bi-xenon's, I find the headlights medicore (compared to the E63 at least)
Too much panel vibration spoils the Dynaudio sound
A little more support from the seats would be nice (especially since this is the Sports model....the R seats were incredible)
4.4 liters should have more than 307HP
Backup sensors always seem to get dirty and therefore do not work properly
Brakes are spongy
You can fix the panel vibration from the Dynaudio, I had the same problem. Nothing a little Dynamat on the doors, tailgate and floor pans couldn't fix. Believe it or not it sounds even better now, and I can turn it up all the way. :thumbup:
 

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You can fix the panel vibration from the Dynaudio, I had the same problem. Nothing a little Dynamat on the doors, tailgate and floor pans couldn't fix. Believe it or not it sounds even better now, and I can turn it up all the way. :thumbup:
I bought the Dynamat materials a while ago, I just haven't started the tedious project of taking off the door panels.
But I think it should have come with better engineering from the factory for those of us who have Dynaudio systems.
 

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Really? The highbeams on my E63 are second to none. Incredible lighting power.

I drove an XC60 D5 from Oslo to northern Norway two winters ago. The headlights on that car were pretty phenomenal, but I'm not sure if those are the same lights that would come on a North America-spec XC60.
Interesting. I never thought they seemed to move terribly much, whereas the Volvo lights seemed far more 'adaptive'.
 
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