1998
Volvo
S90

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Dennis O.
1998 Volvo S90
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05/17/2017
Love my car
Excellent vehicle

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Excellent vehicle

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None

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Edward A.
1998 Volvo S90
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08/20/2016
1998 Volvo S90 - Last Of The RWD Volvo's
The S90 is the last remaining iconic rear wheel drive Volvos produced and the 1998 model year was its swan song. This model not only competes very well with its European cousins such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and the like but excels in overall fit, finish, performance and reliabilty. The S90 has such understated elegance, that belies its true heritage. Make no mistake it is a true Volvo with saftey a paramount issue and was the first to employ side air bags in this model year. Although some 17 years now into service, not many are available in the pre owned market. But by chance you find a well cared for S90, I recommend you buy it fast. There are no dissappointments with this vehicle and has all the creature comforts of anything offered today.

I have had many Volvo's over the years and the S90 is a prime example of Volvo's time honored tradition of safety first. Cabin comfort is far and away in the tradition of fine craftsmanship. The fit and finish of the leather has to be seen to fully appreciate. And with the side air bag in the seat bolster, along with the SIPS system ensures driver and passenger safety. All seats have springs for added comfort with lumbar support. Same holds true of the rear seating. All who have rode in the back seat have given positive praise to the comfort and the rear reading lights add that additonal touch of class. Finely appointed wood trim and rear console that has two compartments. Eight speaker entertainment center with both CD and Cassette playback as well as AM/FM Radio. A very quiet and user friendly cabin.

The S90 has more than withstood the test of time and continues to deliver the promise of what Swedish Luxury stands for. I have mine, now is the time for you to acquire, before they are gone forever. Not many S90 were made.
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AUTHUR T.
1998 Volvo S90
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10/19/2015
Best vehicle in the price range
Have driven a Volvo since 83, love them. The 98 is the last of the rear wheel drive and I hope this is my last purchase

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Have driven a Volvo since 83, best in it's price range.

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Built to last, if taken care of.parts and repairs are a little costly

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Edward A.
1998 Volvo S90
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09/22/2015
1998 Volvo S90
The S90 is the last remaining iconic rear wheel drive Volvos produced and the 1998 model year was its swan song. This model not only competes very well with its European cousins such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and the like but excels in overall fit, finish, performance and reliability. The S90 has such understated elegance, that belies its true heritage. Make no mistake it is a true Volvo with safety a paramount issue and was the first to employ side air bags in this model year. Although some 17 years now into service, not many are available in the pre owned market. But by chance you find a well cared for S90, I recommend you buy it fast. There are no disappointments with this vehicle and has all the creature comforts of anything offered today.

Pros
Last of the Volvo RWD vehicles. Rugged and dependable. Great ride comfort and a turning radius that is quick, precise and very tight at 31.08 feet . Very good audio system, no need to upgrade. Side Air Bag in both front seats not usually found in this model year. Two stage remote unlocking.

Suspension:

Independent Suspension: Independent
Stabilizer Bar: Front And Rear

In Car Entertainment:

Audio System: AM/FM Stereo w/CD & Cassette
Speakers: 8
Antenna Type: Power Retractable

Comfort:

Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
Trunk Lights
Dash Trim: Genuine Wood
Mats: Carpet Front And Rear
Reading Lights: Front And Rear
Rearview Mirror: Day-Night
Steering Wheel Trim: Leather
Vanity Mirrors: Driver And Passenger

Doors:

Front Doors - 2
Rear Doors - 2

Engine:

Engine Description: 2.9L I6 24V
Fuel Type: Premium Gas
Cam Type: Dual Overhead Cam
Fuel Induction: MPI
Valves Per Cylinder: 4
Aspiration: Normal
MPG Automatic City: 18
MPG Automatic Highway: 26

Instrumentation:

Speedometer
Clock
Fuel Gauge w/low level alert
Tachometer
Ambient Temp LCD Readout with Black Ice Warning that turns display Red.

Seats:

Seating Capacity: 5
Drivers Height: Power
Drivers Lumbar: Manual
Drivers Power: 6 way with memory
Passenger Height: Power
Passenger Lumbar: Manual
Passenger Power: 6 with memory
Front Seat Type: Bucket
Upholstery: Leather
Privacy Pockets: Front Of Both Driver & Passenger Seats
Center Armrest: With Pass-Thru
Heat Ducts
Heated Seats: Driver and Passenger

Features:

Floor Covering: Deep Pile Carpet
Bumpers: Body-Colored

Dimensions:

Luggage Capacity: 16.60 Cubic Feet
Maximum Seating: 5
Length: 191.80 Inches
Width: 68.90 Inches
Height: 55.60 Inches
Wheelbase: 109.10 Inches
Curb Weight: 3521 Pounds

DriveTrain:

Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Drive Train Type: RWD
Driven Wheels: Rear-Wheel
Wheels Rims: Alloy
Wheels Spare Rim Type: Steel

Roof and Glass:

Front Wipers: Fixed Interval
Rear Defogger
Rear Windows: Power
Sunroof: Power
Privacy Glass: Light

Convenience:

Cruise Control
Windows: Power
Steering Power: Hydraulic Power-Assist
Steering Adjustment: Manual Tilting & Telescopic
Outside Remote Mirrors: Power Remote
Power Door Locks: Power With 2 Stage Unlock
Cupholders
Door Pockets
Power Outlets 1
Seatback Storage: 2
Memory Features: Driver
Memory Features Number of Drivers: 3
Keyless Entry

Safety:

Driver and Passenger Airbag
Side Airbags: Seat Mounted
ABS: 4-Wheel
Anti Theft System
Brakes: 4 Wheel Disc
Safety Locks
Headlights: Halogen
Headlight Cleaners: Wiper And Washer
Daytime Running Lights
Fog Lights: Halogen
Turning Circle: 31.80
Front Headrests: Fixed
Seatbelt: Front Height Adjustable
Rear Center Seatbelt

Cons
Frequent maintenance schedule.

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