2005 Volvo V50 Consumer Review: 1st 3 days with the V50...Enjo

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1st 3 days with the V50...Enjoyable!
By CarJunky on


2005 Volvo V50 2.4i Fwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5A)


Now that our kids are 5 and 7 years
old, it is FINALLY time to move out of
the mini van and get my wife into
something a little more enjoyable to
drive. We looked at several SUVs
and "sport wagons" but hadn't found
much that met our requirements of
being safe & sporty, and that could
fit 2 kids and the family dog
comfortably (and that was in our price
range!). After doing lots of
research, we stumbled upon the V50 in
the 'wagon' section of Edmunds.com and
decided to head to the local Volvo

Best Features

1. The looks; nice looking car! 2. Standard options (we bought a base model and are happy with what comes standard including the stereo) 3. Gas mileage 4. Performance - the 2.4i moves along pretty well 5. Saftey - lots of safey features = lower insurance

Worst Features

We only have 150 miles on the car an we love it. If we HAD to pick a few negative things: 1. The ride is a little harsh over bumps 2. The roof mounted map light area in front of the rear view mirror is large and takes getting used to (gets in the line of vision) 3. Aggressive tires
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