Volvo V50 Review from South Africa

2006 Volvo V50 Geartronic 2.4

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance92000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 406

Summary:

Sensible choice

Faults:

My wife drove over a centre island in the road, and damaged the whole undercarriage of the car.

Had to replace the battery.

Had to fix a seal on the sunroof.

General Comments:

Very easy to drive, and love the looks.

No leg room in the back, and it's got a small boot.

Too small to put your dogs in the boot, like I did with my Peugeot estate.

Parts are ridiculous prices, and so is the fuel bill.

The 6 speed geartronic gearbox is a dream to use in both manual and auto. It's much quicker when you put it in manual though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2010

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review