Vehicle Overview

Vehicle Overview  - 2008 Volvo V50 Review - Reviews - Volvo V50

Volvo's small wagon, the V50, comes in 2.4i and T5 trim levels, the latter offered in all- as well as front-wheel drive. A few years past a full redesign, the V50 and its S40 sedan sister have been substantially freshened for 2008. The exterior is refinished, cabin storage is improved and there are new safety and convenience features. The T5 gets more power from the same engine but loses its choice of transmissions. Competitors include the Audi A3, Subaru WRX and Volkswagen GTI.

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    Under the glove compartment
    Fold aside the upholstery covering the fuse boxes. 1. Press the cover's lock and fold it up. 2. The fuses are accessible. Positions-fuse box A Positions-fuse box B ...

    Brake fluid reservoir
    The brake fluid should always be above the MIN mark on the side of the reservoir. Check, without removing the cap, that there is sufficient fluid in the reservoir. Fluid type: DOT 4+ boiling poi ...

    Setting a speed
    Once ACC has been put in standby mode, use the or buttons to store (set) the vehicle's current speed. This puts the system in active mode. The set speed, for example 55 mph, is shown in th ...