2005 Volvo V50 Consumer Review: Love it!
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2005 Volvo V50 - Consumer Review

2005 Volvo V50

Average Consumer Rating

70 Total Reviews

T5 Wagon (2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

Performance
Comfort
Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
Love it!
By toytrader on

Vehicle

2005 Volvo V50 T5 Fwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

I've had my V50 for 3 wks and I am
thrilled. Previous car, a Taurus wagon.
I wanted a wagon again, but a slightly
smaller one, yet with top safety and
luxury features. On Edmunds I found the
V50. We live on a small street with a
tight driveway, and needed a car that
could fit and turn in small spaces, yet
be large enough to feel safe and
comfortable during family vacations
[two of us plus one teenager]. Back
seat is not super roomy, but fine for
our needs. I am enjoying the pep of the
T5 engine [auto/FWD], and it certainly
is 'fun to drive. I do notice a slight
lag [is this "Turbo lag"?] when
accelerating from a stop. Still, minor
problem with all the positives. A
beautiful, substantial car.

Best Features

Peppy. Clean lines. Cool interior design - no fake woodgrain.

Worst Features

Fold-up "grocery bag holder" design needs to be re-thought - it doesn't work well for plastic bags and I know the elastic will eventually stretch out.
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