2006 Volvo V50 User Reviews

2006 Volvo V50 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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sshanny writes:
2006 Volvo V50 T5 AWD Review
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4

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Safety, power is good, awd

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A bit cramped for larger folks, lack of usable cubbies around the cabin

sshanny
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Lives Up To Its Reputation — This car is rock solid. Very European drive quality. Pick up is good. Handles great in the snow. You can pack a bunch of stuff into it. Seats are very comfortable for long hauls. Auto transmission is one of the best I have driven.

Owner for 1 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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EKR writes:
2006 Volvo V50 2.4i Review
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4

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Great handling, no road noise, comfortable and solid. There is just something about a Volvo.

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Dealer repairs are expensive.

EKR
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Solid, Safe, Stylish — We needed something bigger than our 4-door golf for our family of 4. And I had no interest in a minivan. We looked at Mercedes E-class (too big), C-class (too unreliable), and Subaru - great car, almost bought one until... I stumbled upon the V50 and I fell in love with the looks of this car. then I drove one, back to back, and there was just no competition. The car handles beautifully and, even the base model has plenty of power, though I imaging the turbo would be great fun, but with a 1 and 3 year old in the back, turbo is just not important. The fact that you don't see many on the road is a big plus. Volvos have been in our family for a long time, and I am happy to have one of my own again. It is more distinctive that the BMW and Audi wagons. It has enough room but is still small enough for city life. There is something about a Volvo that just feels secure and confident on the road, and I am looking forward to owning this car for a long time. I will update as I learn more. UPDATE: We have had the car about 8 months now and there have been no unpleasant surprises. It continues to run and ride beautifully. Maintenance is expensive, but so far has been routine. I do notice that the pillars are extremely thick, which creates some blind spots, and while the headlights are great when bright, they are extremely dim when on low.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kurtw writes:
2006 Volvo V50 2.4i Review
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5

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Beautiful car.  I was smitten the first time I saw one of these in the showroom.  The name sportwagon is so appropriate. It is fun to drive and looks great sitting still, too.

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MPG could be better... 25.

Kurtw
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Most Fun Wagon I Ever Owned. — 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 handles well with enough power in a non-turbo version to make driving fun. This car has great lines and also seems to be engineered with enough quality to drive past the repair shop. Nice sound system, comfortable seats and the sunroof is perfect for those nice days when you want the windows down but not the wind in your face.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Isaac writes:
2006 Volvo V50 2.4i Review
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confy

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front wheel drive expensive tune up

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Nice To Drive — pretty good all around. its got ok acceleration and braking, since it has a relatively low center of gravity it handles pretty good. has a few little rattles im used to them though looks nice inside and out. volvo has a very expensive 90000 mile tune up like 3+ grand. its pretty fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Loftur writes:
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3

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comfortable

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lacks power and better gearbox

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Family Car — This car has lots of room and is a comfortable commuter but it is not very exciting to drive. Mine is now in for repair becuse of a broken wheel bearing but it has been pretty reliable up until now.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mattias writes:
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Cheap and enviromental friendly

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To little horsepower

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Good — It accelerates ok in normal driving conditions but when you need to overtake there just is´nt enough power in the engine. The build quality is good though, still feels like new and nothings broken yet. Stylish saloon, the nicest Volvo ever built Did´nt cost much and holds value, good miles per gallon Not the funniest car to drive...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Magnus writes:
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Good seats

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Low geared

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Comfortable And Ok Price — I choose this for since it is a combi, low "förmånsvärde" and comfortable to drive even though it is noisy on the highway, speeding at 60 mph! Very small gas tank to. Have to fill up every 300 miles. Runs on 85% ethanol.

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Jonathan writes:
2006 Volvo V50 T5 AWD Review
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4

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Good power, tight handling, great looks

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Some turbo-lag on the T5 engine

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2006 Volvo V50 T5 Awd W/ Sport Trim Package — Power is great though a little turbo-lag, feels like a sport wagon, handling is nice and tight. Back seat is a bit tight when front seats pushed all the way back. Excellent fit and finish, nice set of accessories available from Volvo. Sport trim package totally made the decision for us.

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James writes:
2006 Volvo V50 T5 Review
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5

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Body style, size

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Electrical seems to be a bit sketch

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V50 — 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 distressed that the factory dealer in my area has closed its doors. Found a reasonable non-factory shop for service in the area.

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Peter writes:
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Economics, nice apperance

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Build quality could be better

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Its A Good Car — Bought this car new '06. It has not caused any problems during the time I owned it. But is really not that exiting either. Most likely I will go back to BMW the next time it buy a new car. But, the economics is great, good price on the used cars market, low fuel consuption and low encurrance.

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2011 Volvo V50 Reviews

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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

Its acceleration is not urgent and as it goes around corners it glides rather then jurkes u in the derection and for £25000 its money well spent for it is a very fun car to drive and keep and i would ... Read More

Volvo V50 2.0d Powershift By Jukka

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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2005 Volvo V50 Reviews

Great Family Cruiser That You Wont Fall Asleep Driving By shanedcleary

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 diff... Read More

What A Volvo By Peter

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 Read More

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