2005 Volvo V50 Consumer Review: The Worst Car of My Life

2005 Volvo V50 Wagon - Consumer Review

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The Worst Car of My Life
By bob on


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


This car has 44,000 miles.since Feb'06, it has been on a flatbed 3x because it wouldn't start.Two of those times, I was on vacation 500 and 350 miles from home.They "fixed" it once.This car is a nightmare. Two sets of tire by 45000 @ $200/tire. Cd player has been replaced.Fuel line has been replaced.Rear wiper has fallen off.Should I expect more for a car in the $30+K range.Volvo customer care is a joke.They do not care."On Call" operators never told me about trip interruption insurance (I've talked to about 6 of them). I received the info form a dealer.If this is any indication of Volvo quality-forget it. I cannot wait to rid myself of this car. This is the worst car purchase of my life.

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fuel economy-handling-power

Worst Features

rear a/c vents, back your product(if it's bad-do something about it to uphold your reputation as a "quality" car);more reasonable tires
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