2005 Volvo V50 T5 Inline 5 cylinder turbo 218 horsepower from North America
Not worth the 32,000 grand
I am currently waiting for a new air box for my windshield defroster which only works half the time.
The T-Tec seats that were supposed to be easy to clean seem to stain easily. Rain drops dry and leave spots and do not fade when rain hits the seats.
My windows stick and the car is getting looked at for the third time about this.
I have two new keys that also frustrate me and do not open the doors all time. You have to press unlock repeatedly and hope it eventually works.
The temperature sometimes changes when I change the radio station. They are separate knobs.
My driver-side wiper hits the molding before going back down. The rain sensing feature works poorly so I don't use it.
The headlamp spray washers and my brights didn't work until 15,000 miles, but now work fine.
There are weird cranking and whining noises, especially when in reverse.
You hardly feel the heated seats in winter.
Always trusted the name and this was a nice design for a wagon.
The interior mattered to me just as much as the exterior. Loved the center control area. Also loved the white stitching on the black cloth seats, more than the leather they offer.
The turbo can be peppy, but also lags quite often.
The steering can be loose or pulling which also disappoints me.
Overall, I loved the car at first, but now think I made a mistake.
Too many little problems to worry about. I called Volvo headquarters for the first time today to complain because the service guys never seem to find or fix the problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th April, 2006