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2005 V50

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2005 Volvo V50

$1,954 - $9,130  MSRP Range
2005 Volvo V50

Review Score

4.6 out of 5 stars

4.6

7 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.6 out of 5 stars Performance
4.7 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Great Car!

by VolvoLvr from on Tue Nov 02 2010

I have been very pleased with this car. It handles wonderfully and has plenty of power. Lots of luxury features in a reasonably priced vehicle.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

The perfect college car

by TheBanker from Wilmington, DE on Sun May 07 2017

The Volvo V50 offers an extremely competitive blend of comfort, safety, and practicality. Based on the Ford Focus, it also has a world reknown chassis and great composure.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

The wait was worth it...SUPER SOLID!!!

by Captain Organic from Saint Paul, MN on Mon Apr 24 2017

I have been looking and following these kinda hard to find models for over a year. I was hoping to get an AWD model but this low mile 2005 came along at a reasonable price. Feels super solid and handles like a dream. I had a 99' V70 Cross Country a few years back and this is slightly smaller. Since then the V70 has become more of an SUV. This will get better MPG (26+) since its just FWD, although it is a turbo version and really can GO if u need to...leather and sunroof are nice as well. Need to get blutooth

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Very reliable car

by Trish from Thomasville nc on Tue Jul 11 2017

This car is extremely safe and fun to drive . It's a reliable car . 12 years old and still looks and drive like new .

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Volvo V50

by Delivery Dan from Southeast US on Sun Jan 16 2011

I am an owner of a V50 in the Southeast. I drive approximately 20,000 miles a year delivering medical supplies to facilities throughout the area. I bought a V50 in 2006 and love it. It is fun to drive and economical to own. Basic maintenance is all it needs. I would recommend this car to anyone I know.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Don't know about reliability yet.

by Raphael from Denver, CO on Wed Apr 19 2017

My only complaint is the Yokahama YK580 tires, which do terrible in snow, even worse in slush and, to top it all off, in dry weather the sidewalls tend to roll on fast corners. I will replace them as soon as I recover from the car's purchase price.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Second Volvo and will not get anything else

by Lizzie from Houston, TX on Thu Dec 06 2018

The car lasted me 13 years, and the first ten were effortless. I didn't have any excessive maintenance or repairs, and the car never gave me trouble. Extremely reliable. Just wish I had more features inside but that was based on the trim, rather than the car's design.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

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Our Take on the 2005 Volvo V50


My first thought about the 2005 Volvo V50 was, "Oh boy, another station wagon (yawn)." After driving it for two weeks I had a VOLVOlation: I really like sports wagons. Sure, they're descendants of our mom's station wagon that used to bring us home from soccer practice in time to partake in a lovely crockpot or fondue dinner. But the station wagon has evolved over the years into a new species that is stylish and functional enough to meet our generation's high standards.

The sports wagon is not just for women. As a matter of fact, I was stopped by a man who wanted to know all about the V50. He proceeded to tell me that he loves the way the Volvo V50 looks (all this coming from someone driving a honking-big... Read More