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Volvo V50 Estate (2004-2012) review

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Key features
  • Large estate
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel
Reviewed

The Volvo V50 estate (2004-2012) shares its underpinnings and mechanicals with the Ford Focus. It's solid looking and attractive, and comes with a huge choice of engines, trims and options packs. Petrol models range from the entry-level 1.6 to the 2.4i, plus there's a turbocharged T5 and diesel options too. But which one is best for you? Read our full review to find out.

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  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • What's it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • It's behind the times now and showing its age in a number of key areas.
  • Should I buy it?
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  2. 63%
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  3. 84%
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