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Hi everyone, as you can see by my post count I'm a complete newbie, so please bare with me.

I am looking at purchasing a used Volvo XC90 to be used as my daily driver, as well as a family hauler which can also tow the boat. I like the V8's due to increased towing capacity of 5000 lbs.

Anyways I found a very nice 05 V8 with 99k miles listed for sale at a local dealer. However, I have been reading "watch out for 05 V8's due to counter balance issues". Can some one explain to me what the issue is, how costly the repair is, and how common of a problem this really is? Thank you very much for your help.
 

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beber,

There are two big threads further down this page.

Also, I PM'd (Private Message) you over on THT.

Feel free to call me.
 

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The XC is nice for a light tow vehicle, but I wouldn't pull the 5000lbs routinely. Remember it is just a car. Also you have to take the tongue weight away from the passenger and
cargo capacity. Near the max tow weight that will limit to just a 150lb driver and no cargo.
 
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