I traded in my Jeep Liberty for a new
V50 T5 AWD because I wanted something
fun to drive. The Volvo has not
disappointed. The performance and
handling are great for a car in this
class, and the car feels very solid.
Compared to the BMW 330xi and Audi A4
2.8 Avant, the V50 gives you a lot of
bang for the buck, and better styling.
The interior is beautiful, and very
comfortable. The upgraded stereo
sounds fantastic, and the 17" wheels
give the car an aggressive look.
I like the floating center stack and
its easy to use audio / climate
controls. The tilt / telescope wheel
makes it easy to find a comfortable
driving position. The T5 engine has a
lot of punch, and the AWD is great for
handling at speed -- it definitely does
not feel like a front-wheel drive car.
The radio has done a couple of funny
things, but they were easily corrected
by turning it on and off. It could use
a little more rear seat room, but it is
actually pretty comfortable back there
if the front seat riders don't have
their seats all the way back.