Driving Impressions

Driving Impressions  - 2008 Volvo V50 Review - Reviews - Volvo V50

Even when equipped with the automatic transmission, the V50 2.4i accelerates with spirit, though the engine growls when pushed. Despite a taut suspension, ride comfort is generally satisfactory, but the sedan can hit some bumps rather hard. We have yet to drive the newly upgraded T5.

Stable on the road, the V50 maneuvers easily and delivers appealing control. Curves produce only modest body lean, and it's easy to forget that you're piloting a wagon as opposed to a sedan. Occupants tend to sit on top of the seats rather than in them, but they still prove supportive and comfortable during long drives.

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    Symbols in the main instrument panel
    Indicator and warning symbols Other information symbols Information symbols in the center console display Information symbols in the ceiling console ...

    Power windows
    The power windows are controlled by buttons in the arm rests. The ignition switch must be ON1 (ignition key in position I, II or the engine running) for the electrically operated windows to functi ...

    Faults in the system
    If the information symbol illuminates and Park assist syst Service required is shown on the information display, this indicates that the system is not functioning properly and has been disenga ...