2011 Volvo V50 User Reviews

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Users ranked 2011 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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    2011 Volvo V50 T5 Review
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    Handsome And Hard Working — 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 car great. It is a "fiddle free" environment which leaves the operator's hands free to do what they should do in the driver's seat... drive. Bluetooth phone, radio and function menus are all conveniently placed on the steering wheel. With the T5, it is probably best to have both hands on the wheel. The turbocharged in-line 5 will push your back into the seat well beyond 60 mph and it is a well balanced joy on the back roads. Plus, the throaty rasp of the exhaust and whir of the turbo are nearly lyrical. Somewhat annoying that the computer only talks to apple products... but nothing is perfect.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Plenty of fun to be had without having too much fun

    Cons: No leg room in the back seat

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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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