Is the Volvo V50 a good car to buy?
Although a small Volvo estate doesn’t sound instantly appetising, the V50 is a very enjoyable package, offering a little more utility than its S40 saloon sibling without becoming stodgy. A lively chassis, reliable engines and a surprising dose of design flair makes it a very attractive buy.
Is the Volvo V50 the same as the S80?
Although the underbody, subframes and suspension layouts are the same on all these models, there’s vast scope for tuning of individual aspects, so all will drive differently. Volvo haven’t skimped when it comes to safety, and they claim that the V50 is as good to crash in as the flagship S80 saloon.
When did the Volvo V50 range reshuffle?
A range reshuffle at the start of 2007 saw prices cut across the V50 line-up. Trim levels were also tweaked with the SE gaining a powered driver’s seat and an upgraded stereo.
Are there any problems with the Ford V50?
The V50 is impeccably built and owners report few significant problems. Even in the hands of motoring journalists – traditionally some of the most neglectful drivers around – the V50 has proven a doughty counterpart. Look for worn tyres and brakes on the T5 model as these may have been driven hard.
The Volvo V50 is a bit small, but its efficient interior makes full use of the available space. However, that isn’t enough to compensate for a rear seat that’s too small, even for children. We bought the turbocharged T5, which is quick and agile, but has a very stiff ride.
What’s the difference between Volvo S40 and V50?
The V50 builds on its borrowed underpinnings to deliver everything we’ve come to expect from a Volvo car and more. Get behind the wheel and the Volvo V50 offers a distinctly different feel than the Mazda 3. At the same time, the S40 and V50 have a more youthful look than anything Volvo has ever produced.
What kind of track does the Volvo V50 go on?
Volvo also offered an opportunity to try the V50 T5 AWD automatic on a typical rough and hilly farm track. Precisely the sort of access road buyers of this sort of car buy it for.
What’s the average speed of a Volvo V50?
Volvo’s test route for this car was almost all Spanish Autopista, which the company felt was its natural habitat. And there’s no doubt it’s a fine cruiser with an extremely tall sixth gear giving around 38mph per 1,000rpm, which means you’re turning less than 2,000rpm at the absurdly low UK motorway limit.
Are there any recalls on the 2006 Volvo V50?
Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. The 2006 Volvo V50 has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
Where is the polyamide tube on a Volvo V50?
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH T5 TURBO ENGINES, THE POLYAMIDE TUBE IN THE FUEL LINE IS SENSITIVE TO THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES THAT MAY OCCUR IN THE AREA WHERE THE TURBO/EXHAUST MANIFOLD IS LOCATED. DEALERS WILL CHANGE THE FUEL LINE MATERIAL TO TEFLON FREE OF CHARGE.
Is there a recall on the 2009 Volvo S40?
OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN AT 866-957-1981 OR VISIT GARMIN’S WEBSITE AT WWW.GARMIN.COM/NUVIBATTERYPCBRECALL. VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R231.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
With its appealing mix of Volvo safety and Scandinavian style, the 2007 Volvo V50 deserves to be on your test-drive list if you’re in the market for a small wagon with a premium feel.
What kind of transmission does a Volvo V50 have?
A five-speed automatic transmission is standard on 2.4i and front-wheel-drive T5s. All-wheel-drive T5 wagons feature a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with the five-speed automatic offered as an option. Antilock disc brakes and stability control are standard on all V50s.
What are the trim levels of the Volvo V50?
The compact 2007 Volvo V50 wagon comes in two trim levels: 2.4i and T5. All 2.4 models are front-wheel drive; T5 buyers can get all-wheel drive as well.
What kind of seats does the Volvo V50 T5 have?
For V50 T5 buyers, there’s the Premium Package, which provides leather upholstery, a power passenger seat, driver-seat memory, the moonroof and the roof rails. A sport-tuned suspension and 17-inch wheels can be had if you select the Sport Package (2.4i) or Dynamic Trim Package (front-wheel-drive T5).
When was the last time I serviced my Volvo V50?
Mileage: 148,378 miles Body Type: Wagon Color: Black Engine: 5 Cyl 2.5 L No accident or damage reported to CARFAX. Purchased on 03/18/05 and owned in MD until 09/07/20. Driven an estimated 5,879 miles/year. Last serviced at 89,597 miles in Chestertown, MD on 11/19/19 • Vehicle serviced • Battery charged.