Volvo V50 (2004 - 2012) 2.4i SE Sport 5d Geartronic Owner Review

2.4i SE Sport 5d Geartronic

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In their own words

I bought the V50 2,4 SE Geartronic petrol estate to replace my old Mercedes C240. Talk about buyer's remorse. The Volvo is perfectly fine to drive, it's as fast as the Mercedes, and the interior is fairly pleasant. It is however not up to Mercedes quality standards, it feels 'cheap'. I didn't think I would, but I miss the electric seats in my Mercedes. Also the Volvo headrest gives me a head and neck ache. Perhaps I will get used to it. I'm not a fan of the key being on the left side, again I suppose I'll get used to it. So my first Volvo is definitely going to be my last Volvo, and I think as soon as I can find and afford to replace this with another Mercedes I don't think I will miss the Volvo.

  • How they rated it

  • Reliability: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Meets Expectations: 2 out of 5 2.0
  • Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Steve Ayres doesn't recommend this car

About their car

  • Fuel type Petrol
  • When purchased September 2022
  • Condition when bought Used
  • Current Mileage 90,000 miles
  • Average MPG 31 mpg