2010 Volvo V50 1.6 diesel
Expensive to buy, gets by on its badge!!
Engine changed noise. Advised by the dealer that the cam timing chain had jumped a tooth.
Stop start, stopped working!
I was not impressed by this car, which was a shame!
It was a company car that I managed to get rid of. The list price is high and the spec is low. The Skoda Octavia is bigger, cheaper and had more equipment!
I was expecting a little more!
The boot is very small for an estate car, and very shallow; even my laptop pilots type bag could not be upright, as the handle would not let the cover for the boot close.
The engine had enough power for most things, but the car felt heavy, which hit engine power. It's a shame, because the handling was good.
The interior was bland, and the seats, although supportive and comfortable, were made of some sort of potato sacking material; very hard wearing, but not pleasant.
I took the car in for a service, and was advised it needed some engine work. The car has a timing belt and twin cams, which are chain driven. One of the cams had jumped a tooth, narrowly missing an engine disaster!
I think my car was the 'ES' spec. If you are going to get a V50, buy a better model with a bigger engine. There was a good car in there trying to get out; it just needed more of everything!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th July, 2013