Volvo V50 Review from Greece

2005 Volvo V50 Momentum 1.8

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 206


The thinking family's best choice!


Nothing so far.

General Comments:

It is our first Volvo.

We wanted a reliable, safe, quiet, comfortable, pleasant, elegant, powerful, practical, car for enjoying long journeys. This car fulfils all the above to the maximum!

Steering is crisp and feels confident even at high speeds (160-180km/h)

Cabin noise is low.

You can actually drive on motorways at very high speeds for hours and not feel tired.

The interior is just perfect!

Simple, elegant, understated, extremely efficiently designed and of high quality.

It is spacious too. 4 adults and a baby with plenty! of luggage, we have travelled for days and never felt cramped or annoyed.

Before buying it we also considered the new Audi A3 Sportwagon 1.6 FSi, Ambition. Compared to the Audi, the Volvo is equally well built, but it is more spacious, faster, more understated, and cheaper!

Overall an excellent choice!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2006

19th Feb 2014, 07:17

And now, in 2014, are you still satisfied? Was it a good experience over the years? Do you still drive your Volvo V50?

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review