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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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    Gracenote track identification
    If the vehicle is equipped with the optional navigation system, this system uses a hard drive containing a database that recognizes music on audio CDs. The database contains songs that are cur ...

    Scan
    This function plays the first ten seconds of each track/audio file. To start scanning: 1. Press OK/MENU. 2. Turn TUNE to Scan. > The first ten seconds of each track/ audio file will be playe ...

    Safety
    Volvo's commitment to safety is as old as the company itself. As Assar Gabrielsson, one of the founders of Volvo, declared: "Cars are driven by people. The guiding principle behind everything ...