In-depth Reviews

Volvo V50 owner reviews

“The Volvo V50 adds the practicality missing from the S40 saloon, but it’s not the biggest estate on the market.”

Carbuyer Rating

3.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

58%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 35reviews
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  • 4reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Engine (8 cases)
  • Electrics (9 cases)
  • Other (12 cases)
  • Brakes (4 cases)
  • Brakes, Engine (1 cases)
  • Suspension (3 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

65

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
Whilst it has not failed on me, there are ongoing issues that effect its overall performance
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Not as good as my previous car, although claimed to be better MPG.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Has never gone wrong
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Typical for this type of vehicle

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Overall pretty good, alternator failed at 48K but nothing else touch wood so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

On occasion have beaten quoted MPG, usually within 5% or so. Remapping the car made some gain as well

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

57
Review
needed front n/s wheel bearing

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
unsure long-term but seems good so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

expensive running costs but OK on fuel

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

49

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
This is my fourth volvo: i like it, it suits me and my lifestyle and it and my dealer keep me on the road with no problems!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Relaible, practical & well designed.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE Lux, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It does everything i want it to do excellently.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
It is the most fit for purpose car i have ever owned. Whether taking the dog to the beach or 4 adults to the french alps it takes everything in it's stride and i always arrive at my destination feeling fresh.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

R Desgin Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Other than the gearbox (horrible delay when pulling away) and the torque converter spinning of low gear urgency - would buy a manual of the same car or swap.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

D5, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent. A real work horse that gives me practicality for work, comfort for long journeys & confidence in its reliability & safety

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

R design sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very reliable. has met expectations

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent. Has 80000 miles and with the exception of 1 exhaust gas valve replacement which was replaced the same day, have had no problems.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Luxe, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fabulous car, comfortable, easyto drive, real family car but still stylish. Excellent fuel economy and reduced parking costs in london together with cheaper road tax you can't go wrong with this car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

s, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
V. G.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE Lux, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
The car is great.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent long distance cruiser and not too bad on b roads either. Significantly more practical/reliable than my previous bmw

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

s, , Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The car is ok, it does the job and little more, handling in the wet is miserable, in the dry handles well, has good luggage capacity.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Solid and well built. Very well equiped but no driver/passenger storage space. Good performace when needed.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Car is very good apart from, m. P.g . Has never reached manufacturers' figers ,dealer did not sort it out it took the aa patrol to improve mpg and rectify the falt, after vehicle broke down volvo did not seem botherd by this.. Hence no moore volvos

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

V50

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
I have a Volvo S40 & V50 - that are the best cars I have ever owned in 7 years. I have spent £250 on a rear brake cylinder on S40 as it is from 2008 and has 32476 miles from new. The V50 is 2011 top of the range 1.6 diesel.
Reliability
No problems in 7 years
Performance

5 out of 5

All I ever want
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
no problems in six years of ownership
Running Cost

4 out of 5

mpg excellent. volvo parts are expensive

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54
Review
I travel an annual high mileage which this car covers brilliantly.I have not suffered a breakdown in this or my previous V50 over 90000 miles in 3 years!!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

servicing is cheap and MPG and co/tax is very good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Sometimes will not start first time after short journey with short stop otherwise very reliable
Running Cost

3 out of 5

overall good however parts direct from volvo are very expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
main problems have been with fuel delivery to the engine and roof/windscreen internal drains blocking.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

servicing costs are silly however general running costs are just acceptable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 D4

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Stylish, practical, powerful and affordable wagon, acceleration is surprisingly good
Reliability

5 out of 5

Good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
My second volvo v50 and even better than my first. Reliable, fast, economical - 44 average mpg (a 2.4 ltr diesel with auto box), very comfortable and stylish. I always look forward to driving it as it is better than previous golf gti's, rover, vectra, audi's, and my previous v50 2.0 ltr diesel. As i have had major surgery to my spine, i especially appreciate the superb seating. Servicing is very reasonable for a quality car - i use an independent volvo speciallist. Dealers are way too expensive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sport, , Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Review
An enjoyable car

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Since ford took over volvo they have become unreliable and less comfortable than the previous models/ownership. My v50 feels more like a focus than a volvo (which of course... it is) I intend to buy vw or bmw or merc next because they are traditional and have retained their identity to the driver.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
I think that this car is an excellent all-rounder, it has style, comfort, economy, power and is every bit as good as the bmw 530d m sport that it replaced (if not better).

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Well built, good power/torque, well equipped, reasonable conomy, practical but needs more rear legroom

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 d s, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very comfortable rider, excellent looker, safety features high, economy on a run good, build quality good ... only real downside, approx 38 to gallon around town driving ... but all good points massively outweigh economy around town ... a real eyecatcher, well bulit, safe ... good drive and thoroughly reccomended to used buy

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

sw, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good, very comfortable and practical

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE Lux, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Sensible low tax & fuel consumption choice.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A spacious well performing family car, with exceptional performance, spacious boot space, i can get two sets of junior football goals plus passengers, pulls my caravan without really any effort at all, an excellent all rounder.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
car now 8 years old. broke down twice in last 2 years
Running Cost

4 out of 5

insurance Ł199 Tax Ł195

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
No issues with regard to running except for repeated oil level warnings due to diesel getting into the engine oil during DPF regeneration. 3 times in 12 months.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Main dealer servicing expensive - more than my BMW

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39
Review
New Alternator fitted, New Air Conditioning Condenser fitted,. Air Conditioning Re-Gassed Twice, 3 New Gas Discharge Light fitted over the last 3 years, Water Leaks in the Boot Area.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Less Than 40 MPG, my last Audi A4 2.0 SE Estate over the same period, averaged 46. MPG, Spares are very expensive, eg New Gas Discharge Bulbs are Ł120.00 fitted. Servicing is also very expensive, for the 3rd Service I was quoted Ł450.00, I complained and they knocked Ł150.00 of their price for the service.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Gearbox failed twice within first 6 months - many other problems including rattles, noises and even trim falling off within first 4 weeks of ownership
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Veer very expensive charges by main dealer, almost a rip off.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
no major faults in 80k miles

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good and reliable overall

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Its stylist, comfrotable, economical, reliable and performs well. What more could i want from a car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE lux, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good value for money. Very comfortable. Messages from on-board computer can be irritating.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The v50 is still a good car despite its age, the 1.6 drive e gives suprisingly good performance and fantastic economy, it feels much tighter and more solid than my previous volvo v70 57 model

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE Lux, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very pleasantly surprised. I downsized from an audi a6 because of poor economy. So far the volvo has been a breath of fresh air compared to the functional but drab german vehicles that i am used to driving.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE LUX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Car very comfortable motorway cruiser. Volvo dealership are ok - but could be a lot better - especially when compared to my wife's skoda local dealership. Disappointed that the air conditioning compressor was damaged due to a'stone' and was not covered by the warranty

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE LUX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very practical and reliable estate car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

r-design, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent all rounder, fantastic economy and running costs especially for such a practical car, extremely comfortable and well built.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

s, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good image, safe, comfortable, economical

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
When buying a used car you never know what you are getting, when I bought it the car had a faulty aircon motor which the seller sorted, however I did have a gearbox problem that cost me Ł450 to sort out and the other week I had to buy a new battery. 2 MOT's have cost me some new pads and a new suspension arm
Running Cost

4 out of 5

When I bought the car auto trader said it would do 61mpg never had anywhere near that on a run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
No major problems at all a couple of official recalls but no other problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Main dealer once again has rather high costs of Ł100 per hour labour, but quality of service has been good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Running Cost

5 out of 5

LPG doubles effective mpg

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31
Review
Good reliability, no major issues yet only a rear brake calliper sticking and battery. Relatively poor mpg and undiagnosed rough running is disappointing.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Running costs are high, 2.0 petrol yes, but 31mpg average (euro combined should be 38) and expensive VED Ł215. Shame that the car feels very underpowered so seems worst of both worlds!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Review
Problem with oil filter housing. Replaced by dealer, problem solved
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Expensive road tax & low mpg.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Not one breakdown in 80k miles in 3 years
Running Cost

4 out of 5

cheaper to run than my old Merc

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0D SE Lux

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
Very comfy and surprisingly quick off the block. The boot isn't massive and the seats are awkward to put flat though.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Has suffered an electrical/ignition problem that nobody seemed to know anyting about although by looking on line lots of people have had the same problem.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

R-Design, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I am very happy with the style and performance of the volvo v50 r design. It has all the toys that a boy could wish for. I am worried that the clutch needed to be replaced when only 29k miles have been completed. The build quality and cabin comfort has been 1st class. I am ighly likely to buy anoher volvo providing that the marque stays competitive and doesn't start to compete with audi and bmw with regards to pricing. The product has increased by over 4 k in the last 2 1/2 years. This may prevent me from purchasing another.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Hybrid/Alternative, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Shame volvo do not market lpg cars in the uk any more. Until the price differential between lpg and petrol diminishess enourmously the i will continue to buy petrol and converty to lpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Well built, comfortable, safe and reasonably economical.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE Sport T5, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is my second v50 t5 and i will be purchasing another. Both have been faultless. The built in phone system is brill. It's been fantastic in the snow, the electronic stability actually works. I'm well happy. Thanks.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

E, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Really good car, very economical and practical. Would have another but of a higher specification next time.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

L, BASIC, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Practical, safe, likeable and a very pleasant ownership experience overall.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

s, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Volvo is a wonderful brand would not look at a german rival

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se lux, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent small estate which is well built and cheap to run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE Lux, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It's a volvo - it's good to drive and performs as expected but isn't exciting

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good car although fairly pricey to run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good quality fittings, hard ride, poor rear legroom, reliable, good aircon. It's called an estate but is really a smallish hatch in terms of loadspace. Only bought because i need to carry a whhelchair.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE Lux, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I'm enjoying my v50 far more than i was expecting. The ride in particular is excellent, particularly in comparison to audi and bmw, and the seats are a revelation. Despite only having a 1.6 diesel engine, it pulls surprisingly well. The compromise between performance and economy is extremely easy to live with.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Nice car when it is working but the minute it passed 60,000 miles it started to fall apart. Since i have owned it it has had: New dual mass flywheel New power steering pump New headlight washers 2 new wheel bearings New turbo pressure sensor New battery The car has been fully serviced and does nearly all its miles on the motorway so has had an easy life. Not reliable enough for a brand that sells itself on quality. Won't be buying another volvo for many years

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Pretty good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Lovely turbo engine, smooth acceleration but a bit boring and a bit of a lug Handling that of big car, not agile Engine fabulous and well put together package

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It is a comfortable car but the it is very small for everyday use. The boot is much smaller than its cheaper rivals

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
its not faulted once.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

id love the engine to average 100 mpg...... ha ha

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Alternator replaced at 65K

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
No real issues with the car except for the oil can only be filled to 5 seveths full during a service because of the Diesel Particulate Filter. Only a Volvo expert would know this and it throws up warning on the dash. Main dealers (only ones with the full software) charge Ł120 to plug it in and find the fault.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Parts are expensive and the computer system has been designed to make it expensive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
No problems at all
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very cheap so far

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
It is uninspiring but safe and practical for my young family. It was the best estate car i could get for my money.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love the vlvo v50 its very comfortable , safe, Quit powerfull for a 1.6

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Nice car. probably needs an update, but always reliable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE Lux, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
A real feeling of luxury and i don't have to worry about how hard i push the throttle. It has never achieved less than 48 mpg and on average it has managed 56 mpg and the tax was only £20! It is fast enough on acceleration but you don't require a neck brace and it cruises on the french motorways at 85mph and 55mpg. The only downside is the loading room but i knew that when i was buying it. A great car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent medium estate

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

s, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car no real room in back for 6 footers- excellent quality build

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ds, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel,

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Drive SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent ... can get 70mpg if i drive cautiously!!!

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