2005 Volvo V50 User Reviews

2005 Volvo V50 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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shanedcleary writes:
2005 Volvo V50 4 Dr T5 Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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5

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Great braking and safety, nice stereo, lots of cargo room, nice performance w/ 6-speed Manual  

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Some costly maintenance for some items.

shanedcleary
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Great Family Cruiser That You Wont Fall Asleep Driving — finding a car that suits all your needs can be difficult. I researched different cars for months, but found that AWD wagons are hard to find in a manual transmission. I was first attracted to its different look and good price tag. The 6-speed makes great use of its available power, and the turbo makes this heavy car move when necessary. you may even surprise that Boy racer with the great low end torque, and the grip from the AWD. The braking in this car is insane, but it does come at a cost. It will eat through brakes much quicker than normal if you brake aggressively. Fuel mileage is acceptable, but not fantastic. mid-high 20's on the highway, although I was able to crack 30 on an empty highway. I could go on all day but I will cut to the chase. great safe car for the money.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jason writes:
2005 Volvo V50 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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comfy, quiet, good mpg, not a huge estate/wagon

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indicators work intermittantly ;-).

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A Proper Workhorse — 50 mpg, heated seats, mp3, sits on the motorway at 90 all day long,, done 25,000 so far this year, thus a vulva. Not the biggest boot in the work but more than enough room for all my work gear and my dog! Dual zone a/c is a nice touch as is the auto dim mirror. Could do with bigger door pockets. Awesome sound system although mine is a factory upgrade.

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Leonard writes:
2005 Volvo V50 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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4

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Brilliant family car very safe

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Not very big in the rear but bigger than BMW 3 series

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Good Reliable, Mildly Entertaining Family Car — Performance - Goes like a rocket Build Quality - very good but does not have enough storage space Appearance - very good looking car especially in white Cost - not to sure yet it get 9,5 km/l with me driving Fun factor - OK stability control comes in to early and auto not as responsive as I would have liked

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Frederick writes:
2005 Volvo V50 4 Dr 2.4i Wagon Review
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Big space

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Rim

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V50 — Good fuel economy, brilliant transmission and good power. 200+ torque, 180bhp, with 6 air-bags. Volvo made, unbelievably tough car. That was a wagon, with big space to carry boxes, etc. Transmission is good, which is an auto-manual thing. Generally speaking, brilliant car for winter here.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Will writes:
2005 Volvo V50 4 Dr 2.4i Wagon Review
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Solid Volvo

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Really heavy

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Overall Decent Car — Acceleration is kind of slow, but then again I'm basing that off an S60. Gets pretty good mileage. A few of the interior lights haven't really worked since I got it. I think it's pretty cool to drive. Wish it was a stick though.

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Nessa writes:
2005 Volvo V50 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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Power

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tight fit

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Love My Volvo — Love my car, just wish it was a tad bigger... the car seat is a snug fit but it handles GREAT

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Peter writes:
2005 Volvo V50 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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it don´t look of much, but is dam fast.

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New price

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What A Volvo — It goes 0-100 km/t in 7,2 sec, 235 km/t on top. 220 bhp. It is just nice to drive. Very nice comfort, lovely design, good quality. It´s maybe not a sportscar, but it makes a good compromice

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Esa writes:
2005 Volvo V50 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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Volvo — Performance with 220 horsepower is very adequate. Handling is ok. The car itself has not so much faults but the local service is a real joke. I like the overall appearance and interior decoration. This car is fun to drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David writes:
2005 Volvo V50 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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Fast, handles well, good looking for a wagon

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Small, small back seat.  few electronic glitches

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Volvo V50 — It's a sporty little wagon that has some get up and go. The turbo makes this car fly. I'm bummed that the shocks are almost shot and the rear driver's side door window and lock don't work and need to be repaired. It's a blast though. The tech cloth interior is prone to stains. the brakes are cool and I dno't really want to write anymore!

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Gürel writes:
2005 Volvo V50 Review
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Dynamic, good looking

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Dynamic And Sporty Estate — I drove 1.8 petrol version, it performed very good but eh I like Volvos when they are turbo charged

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2009 Volvo V50 Reviews

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2008 Volvo V50 Reviews

For Its Drive I Would Give It A 10/10 By Ryan

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Nice ride, Powershift gearbox is the one and only you should choose in case you even thinking of Volvo. Performance is appropriate for a diesel and the torgue is ok. It's fun to drive and smooth lik... Read More

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2007 Volvo V50 Reviews

My Idea About The Volvo V50 By Niels

Good acceleration, Small car in comparison with V70. Very good quality good handling and performance nice-looking car on the outside, nice looking on the inside Volvo stands for safety and you feel th... Read More

Volvo V50 By Michael

Great car for commuting - comfortable and quiet. Great for the weekends - ferrying the family around Great for holidays - cavernous boot 1.6 diesel gives about 55 to the gallon Love heated seats and b... Read More

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2006 Volvo V50 Reviews

Solid, Safe, Stylish By EKR

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