Looked at BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and
nobody could touch the Volvo value. The
Audi dealership admitted that without
Ford's support, they just couldn't
compete on price. The performance
speaks for itself if you trust the
reviews and specs. We bought the 2005 V50 T5
in lieu of the straight 2.4 only because
of review comments. We drove both and
really couldn't tell the difference
when driving like a sane person. The
additional options that we purchased
were worth it. We got everything but
the navigation pkg. and back up sensors.
Rain sensor on windshield wipers and
seat/mirror memory. My friend with his
Mazda 6 Series wagon saved a few bucks,
but is missing the little things that
make this car compete with Bimmers,
Mercs & Audi's- and now the Jag Wag.
Volvo says value and sanity, whereas
the Jag may have been a little much
I am worried that the aluminum interior
trim is going to scratch. Also, why does the
Ford Focus have an input jack for an
I-Pod (or other audio input- XM Roady)
and none of the luxury models have one?
MP3's aren't just for students. All
2005 modelss should be outfitted with a jack
by the dealer.