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★★★★☆

“Decent set of wheels overall.”

Written on: 06/05/2013 by sobanek (1 review written)

Bought my 2006 V50 2.0D in March 2007 with 12000 miles on the clock. I just went past the 100,000 mark yesterday and it's been mostly a troublefree journey. The alternator went at around 80,000 miles. I've also experienced the Brake Failure message which turned out to be an ECU problem. The Door Control Module broke at 95000 miles and was a pain in the arse to fix. EGR valve needed replacement at 55,000 miles. Still running on the original clutch, dual mass flywheel and all other parts. Car is… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Volvo Arnold Clark Inverness ”

Written on: 12/03/2013

Word of advice everyone!! Do not go near Volvo in Inverness. Three words to describe them. Rude unhelpful and useless. I have a 2012 Volvo and get all my servicing done at strathmore Volvo in Perth. Strathmore are brilliant. Never give you problems and always look after your car properly. Will be buying my next car in Perth. Arnold Clark Volvo in Inverness are very disrespectful towards there customers… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Unreliable "Ford" V50 D SE”

Written on: 21/12/2012

We decided on a Volvo based on the idea that it was a reliable Swedish car with all the safety features for carrying our baby grand children in.We have been using our Morris Minor which as it happens is 100% reliable unlike this heap.It`s a V50 D SE with 81000 miles on the clock.Before we got it, it had a new Dual mass flywheel,clutch and battery.There was also a report of "Brake failure, stop vehicle safely" which prevents the vehicle going/starting. This was supposed to have been sorted by… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“nice family car”

Written on: 08/06/2012

I brought v50 2.0d in dec 2009 i have found it good to drive fast on the pick up but also quite economical the leather interior is good quality and we had the booster seats built into the seat so no messing with booster seats spacious in the front and good legroom in the rear i would say the dash is quite plain and the handbrake has a funny position plenty of cup holders and good boot space. overall i am pleased with the car… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Volvo V50 or should I say Ford V50”

Written on: 07/05/2012 by AndrewMarshall2 (1 review written)

I purchased my V50 a year ago. Since my purchase I have spent thousands and thousands on the car and am still not convinced it is right. Recently replaced the gearbox, clutch, flywheel and drive shafts and bearings, I haven't repaired the pieces falling off, the broken rear window, the broken digital display etc. Volvo customer service is just awful. The car has a pretty much comprehensive Volvo service history and is well looked after but this means little to Volvo. They insinuate that the… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Worst vehicle I have had since 1963 850cc Mini”

Written on: 25/08/2011 by David32 (2 reviews written)

Bought this Volvo V50 2.0D SE second hand. Had been maintained by Johnson's Gloucester from new. Almost immediately started jumping into 'limp home' mode if you tried hard acceleration and could have killed us when it happened overtaking an artic uphill a bit before the end of a crawler lane had anything come the other way. Now I know why Volvos have to be built to stand crashes! There were no meaningful fault codes and no warning message on the dash. Cost £300 to get new DPF sensor and two… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“This car is Auto. I'm a very worried man. 7000 miles...”

Written on: 23/07/2010 by Geordie Andy (1 review written)

This car is Auto. I'm a very worried man. 7000 miles on the clock and problems starting to appear.
Worryingly delayed acceleration from a standing start.
Selected drive, no power and gear didn't engage (auto gearbox).
Radio has intermittent fault, sometimes finds a station sometimes not. Power steering lost whilst negotiating slowly in car park (happened once).
Volvo has investigated today and found nothing wrong with the car.
Watch this space!!!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“we bought ours from a relation who loved it..it was ...”

Written on: 21/07/2010

we bought ours from a relation who loved it..it was v50 2.0d eco gleaming at 75000..we have had problems monthly,,alternator,varios fault codes making it limp,if you cornered fairly quickly left it will switch to limp mode and my mechanic doesn't know why..now the dual mass clutch has gone..we are to worried to drive it far... it done 6000 miles with us and if we do the clutch will have cost 50p per mile in breakdowns..we had a merc before a c220 cdi for 4 years very little trouble,new smart… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dual mass flywheel gone today £1500 only 47000 miles...”

Written on: 12/04/2010

Dual mass flywheel gone today £1500 only 47000 miles and had lots of faults (injector, poor idle,EGR valve), poor volvo support defo dont buy a volvo V50 20d buy a ford cause that what it is with poor ford quality, very unhappy at yet more money to spend on this car.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Had Volvo V50 2.0d for nearly 2 years 2005 model ,car...”

Written on: 18/03/2010

Had Volvo V50 2.0d for nearly 2 years 2005 model ,car has done 41,000 miles, had numerous problems, new alternator, Dual mass fly wheel and clutch needs replaced,rust spots appearing below the tail gate window, Volvo have been poor and so has the service from the dealership , will never buy a volvo again.A car of this age and mileage must be cheap poor quality parts used in manufacture… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“At one time you got first class service with your...”

Written on: 26/11/2009

At one time you got first class service with your volvo, but alas times have changed and Arnold Clark has not been able to make me happy.There service is poor there staff rude. And it gets worse even the people who should lead by example the importers are just as bad with there constant promises of care and we will phone you back, and nothing happens, not even a return phone call, this is without doubt the bottom of the pile, you would be wise to avoid these problems by buying another brand of… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Liked the look of the Volvo V50 SE 2.0 D but did not...”

Written on: 20/07/2009 by ChrisMS (1 review written)

Liked the look of the Volvo V50 SE 2.0 D but did not expect the following
Not had a problem with the clutch yet but it has been back for a faulty drivers seatbelt; faulty steering wheel (leather trim came away; handbrake fabric became detached; airconditioning intermitently blows extremely hot!- not related to the next fault; air conditioning failed because of leak in exchanger (took three attempts to fix as part had to come from sweeden; warranty recall because of fan control unit and gear knob… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“We bought our volvo V50 SE in october 2008 and now,...”

Written on: 22/04/2009 by Gizmoes (1 review written)

We bought our volvo V50 SE in october 2008 and now, april 2009 we've experienced problems with the clutch twice. First and last volvo… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“that's the third Volvo V50 SE 2.0 D clutch gone......”

Written on: 18/03/2009 by distance driver (2 reviews written)

that's the third Volvo V50 SE 2.0 D clutch gone... happened this morning on the way to work... seems like we need a new clutch and flywheel every 20,000 mls or so... the volvo dealer in Inverness acknowledged there are problems with leaking servos and warping flywheels...
I am so disappointed, I wanted so much to love this car… Read Full Review

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Faraline's Response to distance driver's Review

Written on: 13/11/2009

I found this review helpful because i to purchased my v50 from the dealer in Inverness,who has given me very poor service, and since writing to volvo five weeks ago i have still not received an official reply to my concerns. This leads me to believe that possibly the official importer is as bad as the retailer when it comes to aftercare.

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★★☆☆☆

“The power and handling of the Volvo V50 SE 2.0 D when...”

Written on: 17/03/2009 by distance driver (2 reviews written)

The power and handling of the Volvo V50 SE 2.0 D when new best car we have ever owned until - computer gave various intermittent problems in early months, loss of power being the main problem. Then the clutch went, it was repalced under warranty, the next clutch went 3 months later and now that replacement seems to be slipping....... The mechanic seemed to think it is our driving style and not a fault with the clutch, we have several cars and have been driving for more than 20 yrs and never had… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Volvo V50 SE 2.0 was brought in 2005 after only...”

Written on: 22/02/2009 by fonthill13 (1 review written)

The Volvo V50 SE 2.0 was brought in 2005 after only 21,500 miles it needed a new clutch and flywheel which was covered by the warranty. At
57082 miles the electrics failed and electric unit No31254903 was installed at a cost of £452 which I paid as the car was out of warranty. At 62,500 miles the clutch has had to be replaced once again and a new flywheel was also needed. This has cost me just under £1000 at a local garage as I couldn't afford the Volvo garage who wanted nearly £1500. Even… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Since owning this car, I've had nothing but trouble....”

Written on: 22/08/2007 by shandy75 (1 review written)

Since owning this car, I've had nothing but trouble. The dealer support has been poor and Volvo don't seem to be interested. This is my first and last Volvo… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This is my third Volvo. My wife has the S40 I had the...”

Written on: 18/09/2006 by bramble1 (4 reviews written)

This is my third Volvo. My wife has the S40 I had the V40 and previously 740 - all well above par. As I said if they made an automatic 20D that would mean 10/10. It has a feeling of luxury expected (but not nowadays found) in Mercedes at a lot less than Merc prices. the floating console is unique the space is fabulous. I drove in France and covered 1400 miles no complaints at all. But I have had it three months (my wife's S40 same car different shape) is 14 months old and equally great. i would… Read Full Review

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