2006 Volvo V50 Overview


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4.15 stars

Based on 11 reviews

Most Fun Wagon I Ever Owned. by Kurtw
 — Volvo still makes a good car but sometimes it seems that style is the last thing they think about. The V50 Sportwagon breaks that stereotype. The car is well designed with sufficient room and yet it... Read More
Good by Mattias
 — It accelerates ok in normal driving conditions but when you need to overtake there just isĀ“nt enough power in the engine. The build quality is good though, still feels like new and nothings broken yet... Read More
V50 by James
 — Handles well. Smallish, so it is easy to maneuver in tight spaces. Electrical seems to have a mind of its own on occasion (but I also have an S60 T5, and it REALLY has a mind of its own). I'm distress... Read More

2006 Volvo V50 Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 11 reviews

2006 Volvo V50

Not much has changed from the 2005 model, which began the new generation of V50s (previously called the V40). A couple of new colors were made available, and minor improvements were made to the cup holders, and some options were upgraded on the various trims.
It remains a great choice for smaller families, dog owners, or weekend warriors who need to carry their recreational gear and other personal effects. It handles well, with a suspension that's on the stiff side, but it's no powerhouse.
The best point is the great slate of safety features, Volvo's ultimate claim to fame. The passenger cage and energy-absorbing interior provide considerable protection in the event of  a crash, and air bags, ABS, and side-impact beams all come standard.
Users were kinder in review than the experts, who questioned the car's reliability. Some users felt that the backseat was cramped, so adults or older children may be uncomfortable back there on drives of significant length. Several mentioned that the V50 won out after they also drove the BWM 3 and VW Passat wagons, due to appearance, handling, and value.


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