2005 Volvo V50 User Reviews

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Users ranked 2005 Volvo V50 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 2005 Volvo V50 reviews.

    2005 Volvo V50 T5 Turbo AWD Review
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    75

    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

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

    Cons: Some costly maintenance for some items.

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    2005 Volvo V50 T5 Turbo Review
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    55

    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

    Pros: it don´t look of much, but is dam fast.

    Cons: New price

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    2005 Volvo V50 T5 Turbo 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

    Pros: performance

    Cons: local service

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    2005 Volvo V50 T5 Turbo Review
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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

    Pros: Brilliant family car very safe

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

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    2005 Volvo V50 2.4i Sport Review
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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

    Pros: Big space

    Cons: Rim

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    2005 Volvo V50 2.4i Sport Review
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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.

    Pros: Solid Volvo

    Cons: Really heavy

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    2005 Volvo V50 T5 Turbo Review
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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!

    Pros: Fast, handles well, good looking for a wagon

    Cons: Small, small back seat.  few electronic glitches

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    2005 Volvo V50 2.4i Sport Review
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    Volvo V50 2.4 — It was very, very slow. The 2.4 felt like a 1.4. But the T-4 version is a lot better apparently. I did like the stylish interior. It looks reasonable too, less Volvoid than before. Space wise, well it isn't that capacious inside, but it handles fairly well and can be punted along with reasonable confidence, more so than the V70. Build is solid- it just needs a bigger engine to shine. Nice warble to the engine tho.

    Pros: Looks, build, economy, handling

    Cons: Lack of speed, tourque

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    2005 Volvo V50 T5 Turbo Review
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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.

    Pros: comfy, quiet, good mpg, not a huge estate/wagon

    Cons: indicators work intermittantly ;-).

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    2005 Volvo V50 Review
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    Good All Round Car — Lots of space being an estate Not shabby performance 0-60 in 9 point something Smooth acceleration and ride Computer went wrong on ours, software had to be reloaded, caused problems with turbo

    Pros: Decent fuel economy
    Good motorway cruiser
    Nice feel to the car
    Stylish inside

    Cons: Not as fast as some, in fairly similar price range
    Personally would prefer saloon car

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Volvo V50 Reviews

    Handsome And Hard Working By marblej

    Perfect balance between a hatch and a wagon. Sporty, yet sensible. Sleek, clean design inside and out. It is hard to look past the very intentional minimalism, but fortunately that is what makes this ... Read More

    2009 Volvo V50 Reviews

    Volvo V50 R-desing By Greg

    Performance, acceleration average, good handling with dynamic chassis , braking ok. The R-desing is an original good looking sport pakkage with 18" rims on it. The stereo is very good and is a dyn-adi... Read More

    Very Green By Jukka

    very economic (3.9 l per 100 kms); enviromentally friendly (emissions 100 grs/km); not a top performer but has enough uuumph to keep up with the traffic. Scandinavian design in the interior. Not very ... Read More

    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

    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

    2006 Volvo V50 Reviews

    Solid, Safe, Stylish By EKR

    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, alm... Read More

    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

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