Volvo S40/V50

Overall Average Rating - 85.68%Position in the Top 100 cars - 44th


Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 49thBuild Quality: 30thRunning Costs: 80thPerformance: 42ndBraking: 41stRide Quality: 28thHandling: 39thPracticality: 83rdComfort: 7thEase of Driving: 33rd

Your Quotes

“Acceptable to get from A to B. But very dull to drive when compared to many cheaper or similarly priced family cars, such as the Ford Mondeo or Focus.”

Mr Julian Sowa - West Sussex

“Car is excellent, the only let down is the performance of the 1.8 petrol engine which struggles in such a heavy car. Also the car had to go into the garage twice, once the six cd changer broke and it took three days to repair and once again a few weeks back when there was an unexplained rumbling at high speed.”

Mr Jorge Gonzaga - Swindon

“Overall a good car that allows me to cover the mileage that I need to do for business purposes. Also doubles well as a family car and serves my family well as a load lugger.”

Mr Richard Hart – Northern Ireland

“The problem was the ignition keys' electronic chip failing so the car could not be started easily, though it did eventually. New key came quite quickly. Generally I like the car. It is comfortable and performs well.”

Mr Keith Bamford - Bingley

“When it works, it is brilliant. But there have been too many persistent and recurring problems - it is as if Volvo has let its customers test drive their car for them ( an old Ford trick I think...).”

Mr Nicholas Harrold - Essex

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 12th)

Safety, comfort and durability – these are the attributes that keep customers coming back to Volvo. But does the car maker live up to its reputation? You tell us that its cars are tough to beat for practical long-distance cruising, voting Volvo in at the top of the comfort chart. Yet this comes at a cost, and keeping your Swedish model on the road is leaving a considerable hole in many budgets.

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