Anyone own a Volvo SUV?

posted 1 year ago in Weddingbee
Post # 2
Member
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

My sister has one and LOVES it! She keeps up on the maintenance and is provided with a loaner. Great customer service.

We drove it to Yellowstone last summer and I was in the back seat. It was roomy, comfortable and had accessible charging ports.

We live in Colorado and she feels safe driving in adverse conditions. 

Test drive one… I bet you’ll love it.

 

 

Post # 3
Member
1003 posts
Bumble bee

DoubleD :  I test drove the XC40 and really liked it.  We ended up ordering one.  We wanted something a little bit bigger because we plan on trying to have a baby soon.  I didn’t want it to be TOO big though.  This was a perfect compromise.  It doesn’t feel big when you’re driving it but still has a ton of space.  Plus, Volvo’s are super safe.  Checked a lot of boxes for us.  If you’re buy a new one,  you should check out the overseas delivery option.  You fly to Sweden, tour the factory (DH was pretty excited about that part) and then drive the car around Europe for up to 2 weeks before they ship it back to you.  Volvo covers your airfare.  We’re going in November! 

Post # 4
Member
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Have you looked into a Subaru forester?  That was at the top of my list before I changed my mind and bought a minivan(seriously no regrets despite being single with no kids at the time,  it’s the ultimate road trip vehicle and I love road trips. )  It seems most Subaru owners really like them. 

Post # 5
Member
1193 posts
Bumble bee

ImaStarr :  Hold on one second here!  Volvo covers your airfare from USA to Sweden, you tour the factory, purchase the car, and use it as your vacation car, and then they ship the car to your address?  Does this cost more or less money than just buying the car from US Volvo dealer?

Post # 6
Member
326 posts
Helper bee

Yes! I have a 2017 XC60 and I LOVE IT.  It’s my fourth volvo, so I am a little biased, but it’s a great car.  I looked at other luxury SUVs, and this was the best – it has a good amount of cargo space and it’s the safest SUV, which was honestly the deciding factor for me since I was 7 months pregnant when I bought it last November.  The only kind of crappy thing about it is that it doesn’t get great gas mileage.  And, there are definitely SUVs with more cargo space – but they are either a LOT bigger in general, or not as safe.  

I know that Volvos tend to get a bad rap maintenance wise, but that has never been my personal experience (and like I said, this is my 4th)! The first we had until it was like, 25 years old.  The second I bought when it was 6 years old and it ran like a dream until my little sister totaled it (she ended up faced the opposite way on the freeway, and walked away totally unhurt).  The 3rd we traded in after 2 years to get this one.  So far we’ve only had the SUV for 7 months, but zero problems. 

Post # 7
Member
9226 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Commenting to follow! We’ll be in the SUV market in a couple months. 😬

Post # 8
Member
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

My husband had one and I hated it. He bought it used just a few years old. About a year later it was a nightmare. The radio/navigation display would go crazy and blink or sometimes not work at all, my mom and I joked that it drove like a school bus, and the sunroof started to leak. Then when we were in Savannah with our moms right before our wedding the car left us stranded on the side of the road. All of a sudden all of the oil had drained with no warning. It was horrible trying to deal with someone who could work on Volvo’s and very expensive. We wound up giving it to our in laws and what should’ve been a simple fix has now cost them over $5k and they are still having tons of issues with it. This is even after we had it working and running again. 

Post # 9
Member
1003 posts
Bumble bee

PrincessPeach13 :    It actually cost a little less.  Since you drive it in Europe first, it’s then ship as a “used” car, which saves Volvo money.  They cover your airfare both ways and you can drop off in a number of European locations (so you don’t have to drive back to Sweden).  Also takes care of your car insurance while you’re driving in Europe.  https://www.volvocars.com/us/shopping-tools/shop/overseas-delivery

A lot of European manufacturers have similar programs (Mercedes, Porsch, Audi, BMW).

Post # 10
Member
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ImaStarr :  we already planned to buy the XC40 this fall so you just improved my life… so much. Thank you! 

Post # 11
Member
11612 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m driving 2018 Audi Q5 Quattro and I love it, but I am really into cars and it handles like a dream, along with being all wheel drive and having suspension choices.

Has a 5 star overall safety rating and of course, the tech bells and whistles. 

 

Post # 13
Member
1003 posts
Bumble bee

DoubleD :  It varies a little, but ours was about 4%

Post # 14
Member
242 posts
Helper bee

WOW – that’s quite the incentive to purchase a Volvo!  Porsche and Mercedes have options to purchase direct from the factory in Europe, but you have to pay to for all your travel and expenses of course (we looked into it when we got our cars). That’s crazy that Volvo pays for your airfare!!!

Post # 15
Member
4133 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have an XC60 and adore it. 2 cars seats, a stroller in the trunk and still room for groceries and whatnot. Hubby has the V70, the station wagon, and loves it. 

I got the car when Dear Daughter was 4 months and I’m still bitter we didn’t do the European delivery. I’ve told hubby that the next time we get one, we WILL do European delivery. 

I think VW does it too

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors