Thursday 24th January 2013
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We would love to hear about your experience of the Volvo V50. If you owned one of these cars and had to replace any parts, then let us know how they performed. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Volvo V50 Overview

The Volvo V50 is classed as a compact executive car and is produced by the Swedish automobile manufacturing company Volvo Cars. The V50 is the estate version of the S40. The V50 was introduced in 2004 as a replacement for the previous V40 and ceased production in 2012. These cars have a very stylish design, being very neat cars which have a surprising amount of space inside. The diesel engines are really good with great fuel economy. The load space is not as good as its rivals and is not the best ride. They have great safety features, are very comfortable and reliable. They are well equipped and are well priced alternatives to such competitors as the BMW 3-series. Does this sound anything like your experience of the V50?

Volvo V50 History

The Volvo V50 was introduced in 2004 as a direct replacement for the previous V40. These vehicles were built on the Volvo P1 platform and still have most of their components designed by Volvo, although there are some similar parts to the Ford Focus and Mazda3 on the vehicle. The V50 is a better looking car than its predecessor and are known for their great performance. The V50 was facelifted in 2008 with the main changes taking place on the new safety features on offer. In 2010 there was a new range of engines introduced to the line and the V50 ceased production in 2012.

Model Types

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Fuel Economy

The Volvo V50 is available in 1.6 and 2.0L petrol engines and 1.6, 2.0, 2.4 and 2.5L diesel engines. The 1.6L DRIVe diesel engine offers up to an amazing 74mpg which is as good as it gets really. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine size are determining factors when it comes to fuel economy for a motor vehicle.


The Volvo V50 is available in 5 or 6-speed manual and 5 or 6-speed geartronic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? You can have a look at our Volvo gearbox section to search for your V50 gearbox parts today.


We have Volvo V50 parts available here at Breakeryard. You can find the parts you are looking for by searching through our comprehensive network of UK Breakers. You will find it hard to find cheaper parts anywhere else. There are two options for searching for parts: Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the V50 parts page to locate those parts you require for your vehicle.