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2005 Volvo V50

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Vehicle Highlights

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
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 89 Ratings for the 2005 - 2011 models.

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

Very reliable, drives like a sports car, and comfy

By on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: wanted newer volvo

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: "fun to drive, reliable, and elegant"

Cons: "more expensive tires than usual, but its a volvo"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The 2008 Volvo v50 was one of the better Volvos I've driven. I never really had any problems with the car, other than having to fix the oil pan because of these horrible pot holes in New Orleans. The only flaw is that the tires or more expensive because only premium tires fit on it."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Hot. You need to go and in any weather, you go!

By on Thursday, June 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,500

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: "Lots to love with the great handling."

Cons: "I wish I could buy another one!"

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

"The skateboard for the normal people. Lots of juice. Been happy with it for 5 years. Been fortunate for having the 5 year bumper to bumper service included with the purchase and only needed it once with a leak in the AC."

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

A great car, even for a recovering Porsche driver!

By on Monday, May 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great handling, even at hi speeds on country roads"

Cons: "There are no cons; this car is perfect"

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

"I did the research for 3 years, and when I saw the local Volvo dealer's newspaper ad for this retired service loaner, I jumped on it. It meets all my needs, has plenty of cargo space, and has been perfectly dependable. Because I am an avid gardener, my car has to be a work horse, not a show horse, and I have absolutely no complaints. It's now 10 years old and still looks brand new, handles remarkably, and performs beautifully."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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."

5 people out of 8 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."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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