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2005 Volvo V50

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 27/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 5-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Belgium

2005 Volvo V50 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 86 Ratings for the 2005 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

No repairs; inexpensive to own

By on Saturday, April 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "looks, comfort, pep, owning cost"

Cons: "fuel mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This car just keeps on going; summer or winter, never a problem. Plenty of pep for highway on ramps and passing, fuel mileage a little low at about 22-25"

Good car, easy to drive, park, load, unload, etc.

By on Thursday, February 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,365

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Attractive car, eye catching, dependable"

Cons: "A.C. issues, economic, can load it up, info above"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"A new version of this yes, this car no, unknown to me it had been in a wreck. Yes, I received the CarFAX, it did not disclose it. I have paid for repairs every year I have owned it. Air Conditioner does not work well, and usually goes out when it is HOT outside! I have hauled a full size dishwasher in it, fullsize legal filing cabinet in it, large antique Curio Cabinet in it, it is a workhorse. I have had to replace several expensive items twice - full set of tires, battery, wheel bearing assembly, oil canister, etc. But it performs for me, has some interior and exterior woes, and the black decorative, seals around the windows are brittle and scaling off. The appearance at a distance is good. Interior panels on front doors is in shabby condition needs to be replaced."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Even better than I had expected

By on Thursday, December 26, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Looks, drive (stability, etc.), general comfort,"

Cons: "Gas mileage; might not be for a large person."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have always respected Volvo for its reputation as a safe and dependable car, and in the last few years as a leader in design. All models are attractive. I bought my V50 used 1 1/2 years ago, and I have really liked just about everything about it. The gas mileage is only about 21, but I do not drive a lot and mostly in-town. I would not have chosen the low-profile tires, though that feature might be giving me better traction, etc. But I am still discovering features that I like, and right from the first I liked the interior design; most current cars have a "control console" that looks like a '40s juke box slapped into a jerry-rigged dashboard. The V50 has a handsome practical, integrated dashboard with a simple understated but feature-rich console. The dealership has been excellent to deal with so far, though recently it was gobbled up by a mega-dealer, and things might change. I paid a little more than I intended for this car, but I don't regret it."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A Truly Trustworthy Car!

By on Tuesday, November 05, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 157,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "This car was reasonably priced and fun fun fun!!!"

Cons: "Bumpy on a dirt road, small for family."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this car from brand new to date. My husband works all over the country and I have often driven to his extended work locations. What a joy to get in this amazing car and know that without a doubt I will arrive safely without a hitch to my destination. The leather seats fit my back perfectly, the hum of the motor is absolutely perfect and the handling has been a blast to drive. I have swerved to miss a semi tire with seconds to respond and the car just doesn't tip or rock, it only responds. Slamming on the brakes, the whole car cooperates to safely bring the thing to a stop…it is like it sinks to the road. My only sadness is that it cannot handle potholes and bumps well because its suspension in Autobahn quality rather than country road (Tennessee highways - lol!) Love it, we call her little red, she has been and continues to be a blessing to me."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

perfect mountain machine

By on Saturday, September 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,374

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Active driving experience in a sport wagon!, ADW!"

Cons: "costly repairs, T5 loves gas..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I own this car and drive most of my miles in the winter! The manual 6 speed transmition with the T5 AWD is a dream to drive. Active driving experience in the sport wagon class! I am active young and single, anyone looking for an amazing driving experience with wagon abilities, "you WANT this car" Reliable, smooth, FUN!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned!

By on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quality, Great driving experience"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I did a lot of research before I purchased this vehicle and did the European Delivery when I bought it. All the hype is true. A great trip, an awesome car, no muss, no fuss. The Swedish people are incredibly friendly and all speak perfect English. This car has never let me down. Regular maintenance only, no mechanical defects at all. Perfect in every way."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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