Volvo V50 Review from Netherlands

2005 Volvo V50 T5 AWD 2.5 turbo (LPT)

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo (LPT) Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance89500 kilometres
Previous carVolvo V40

Summary:

Fast, comfortable car

Faults:

Leaky rear washer gasket fixed under guarantee

Outside temp gauge seems to be dodgy - will get it fixed at next service.

General Comments:

Just as comfortableas the V40 was (ultra comforatble)

The SatNav works amazingly (listing phone numbers of each of the POI in the database)

Seriously loud and great sounding ICE

Heated seats get to temp within a min

The noise from the 5 cylinder engine is superb

Handling is a big improvement over the V40.

However, drinks a lot of fuel (but then you know that before you buy a T5)

Over all I really love this car from a drivers stand point.

My wife on the other hand can't see the difference between this and the 2.0T V40 we had before as far as comfort etc goes.

Unless you really want the performance edge over the V40 you have to ask if it's worth spending almost double the cash needed to by a V40 T4 / 2.0T that's only a year or two older.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2007

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review