Driving Impressions

Driving Impressions  - 2006 Volvo V50 Review - Reviews - Volvo V50

Volvo's smallest wagon is just as refined and tightly built as the bigger V70, if a bit snug inside. Performance is a strong point with the turbocharged model, but the T5's ride can get rough on harsher surfaces and a little jittery even when rolling through moderate imperfections. The T5's manual gearbox operates easily, and Volvo's automatic operates smoothly. An all-wheel-drive V50 behaved admirably on snow and ice.

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    Temporary shut-off of the air conditioning
    The air conditioning is momentarily disengaged during full-throttle acceleration or when driving uphill with a trailer. This may result in a temporary increase in cabin temperature. ...

    Defroster
    This function defrosts/de-ices the windshield and front side windows. The indicator light in the defroster button lights when the function is active. • Blower speed increases automatically ...

    Main CD/DVD Data menu
    Disc menu Play/Pause Stop Random Repeat folder Change subtitles Change audio track Scan Audio settings ...