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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    RADIO menus
    Main AM menu AM menu Show presets Scan Audio settings1 Sound stage Equalizer Volume compensation Reset all audio settings Main FM1/FM2 menu FM menu Show radio text Show pre ...

    Driving dynamics: engine
    The second-generation, 2.4-litre, five-cylinder, diesel D5 is a cleaner and more advanced version of the engine fitted to the outgoing XC70. It gives superb performance (130mph) allied to fuel eco ...

    Symbols in the instrument panel
    WARNING If and come on at the same time and the brake level is below the MIN mark in the reservoir or if a brake system-related message is shown in the information display: DO NOT DRIVE. ...