Volvo XC 90--fix or buy new?

pschusterNovember 16, 2010

Hi everyone,

I have a 2005 Volvo XC90 V-8 SUV with 115,000 miles. I have recently replaced front & rear brakes & tires. Now it needs a new rear differential system for $4,600 + a new wheel bearing at $500=$5,000 worth of work.

I drive 4,000 miles a month with 3 young children.

Priced new 2010 XC90s and can have one for $33,000 with trade in of mine. (Fabulous time to buy, as each local dealer has only one 2010 left and is dying to give it away). Can afford it if we have to, but want to be smart.

Was thinking that the $5,000 repair might get me from 115,000 to 200,000 or higher, but husband prefers peace of mind that comes from new car and notes that next break-down might not be at end-of-model-year time with cars on sale.

What would you do?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'd make a decision. The 2010 comes with a warranty doesn't it ?

    Bookmark   November 17, 2010 at 5:37PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Car suddenly accelerats
This morning my wife was driving our 2013 Chrysler...
Brake fluid flush
I've had new brakes installed in the past. However,...
Problem with remote starter
I had a remote starter (AS-1780) installed on my 2014...
Honda Odyssey 2005 EX-L Fire
Hi All, My Honda Odyssey 2005 EX-L recently totaled...
Cost to Replace Car Battery?
DH took our 2005 Jaguar X-Type into the dealer for...
Sponsored Products
MaxLite MLVT22D4241 ArcMAX Volumetric LED Panel, 4100K
New York Widespread Bathroom Faucet - Small Porcelain Cross Handles - Chrome
Signature Hardware
Sea Wool Sponge
$29.50 | FRONTGATE
Scroll Adjustable Curtain Rod Set
Brushed Cotton Herringbone-Weave Throw - CHOCOLATE
$79.00 | Horchow
Scallop Top Small Recessed Medicine Cabinet - SD1622RSCA-BV-L
$254.80 | Hayneedle
New Exquisite Super Kazak Wool Red 3' X 10' Hand Knotted Oriental Area Rug H5183
BH Sun Inc
Renaissance New Heirloom Gold Two-Light Amethyst and Black Diamond Rock Crystal
$900.00 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™