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I sold one of my two cars today so this means I'm officially looking for the XC90 that I've wanted for a while now.

I know very little about the car except from what I've read on this forum and other websites but I know enough to know this is the car that'll suit my family best as the new designated family hauler. It doesn't hurt it looks nice too and I've wanted to own a Volvo since I was a kid so there's that.

So to the list:

I know I want the 2.5T AWD and I really would like to find a 7 passenger model. I could be talked into a V8 from 06+ but it's out of my price range currently (around $10k) and I would prefer not getting another V8 (sold one today, have one left). I don't care enough about "best mpg" to discard the V8 over the 2.5 but for right now I'm leaning toward the 2.5.

I read somewhere that if it's a three-spoke steering wheel, it means the car has the Premium package?

Anything else I should be especially on the look out for when seeing/test driving the vehicle?

Appreciate any help the forum can provide. And I'm getting a Swedespeed sticker right away. Those add like 5 hp I heard. ;)

Thanks all
Jacob
 

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I put this in the wrong section. Can a mod please move it?

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I purchased an '04 Nautic Blue Metallic T6 with 115k miles. Appearance and performance all around are that of a vehicle with less than half the miles. The transmission had already been replaced at 100k miles with a 100k, 36 month warranty. So I have 85k miles or about 25 months left on the warranty. Interior is immaculate (black graphite), and the body in my opinion is in good condition compared to an average 2008. I was already in the market for one and had been looking for about 2 months for the right color combo, drivetrain, condition, mileage and price. I knew exactly what I wanted and found it on a Ford dealership used lot. They had the vehicle listed for 11,999 and I ended up getting it for 10,200. I am a performance technician and EFI tuning specialist. I took the vehicle to my facility and put it on the lift and did probably a 100 point inspection, especially concentrating on suspension, bushings, steering components, wheel bearings, and brake calipers. I am throroughly impressed with the condition of the vehicle that I got for the price and is perfect for my family (wife and 2 children, 9 years and 7 months), as well as the ability to throw our golden retreiver in the back with the 3rd row seating down. I also leaves the opportunity for performance modifications with good power potential (come on, I operate an AWD dyno and modify and tune forced induction vehicles every day), of course I'm gonna modify the car Sorry for the extremely long rant, but to sum it up, these are great used vehicles at great prices and PLENTY of near showroom condition vehicles available on the market. Just figure out exactly what you want and have the vehicle thoroughly inspected by a trusted and comptetent technician. Just like any used car, some are gem's, and some are lemons.
 
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