by sally34 on May 21, 2011 Vehicle: 2009 Volvo V50 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
I have just become aware that on 4-14-10, "Tom"
offered a review of our 2009 Volvo V50 T5 Awd
R design 4dr wagon.
We have previously owned 5 Volvo wagons since l971, each of which was "my" car,and our adult children have had six Volvos. Tom's
criticism of my V50 was a little harsh, and unfair to compare it to our larger, more substantial wagons, the last of which was traded in on the V50 simply to reduce the turning circle from 43'+ to 35'+.
The keyless entry has caused hassle and extra expense.
Volvo recently changed the cap for driver's door.....
let's hope it works!!
by Tom on Apr 14, 2010 Vehicle: 2009 Volvo V50 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
The "no key system" has a small cap for driver's door lock. This has fallen off on its own 3 times. $90.00 each time to order, have painted,etc. The front airfoil/dam is too low, rubs on curbs, and is frequently scratched/damaged. $650.00+ to replace. The rear roof tapers down so much that load capacity is severely limited, and this includes large dogs who bump their heads on entry. Mileage is about 20. The manual supports use of 87 Octane and up. We have owned 5 previous Volvo wagons going back to 1971. This vehicle doesn't compete !! Worried for the future of Volvo!!
by The Bird on Jan 25, 2010 Vehicle: 2009 Volvo V50 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
This is the main reason Subaru is in existence...to offer a cheaply made alternative to people that can't quite afford a premium European brand. This car has it all! It's equipped with a Haldex AWD system years ahead of the Subaru technology. Lower noise than the subaru. "Safe and Sound" warranty 5 years of cost free ownership is unmatched in the industry! I will only need to pay for tires and gas for 5 years! It is above average in every respect.
I'm currently on the fence about buying a 2009 V50 vs. a 2009 VW Jetta Sportswagen. The VW is less expensive, gets better mileage. I don't know enough about cars to pick apart the finer differences. P...