What's the used Volvo V50 like?
The Volvo V50 is more a 'lifestyle' estate than an outright load-lugger. With the rear seats folded, it offers 1307 litres of load space, which isn't as much as the 1384-litre Mercedes C-Class Estate or the 1731-litre Volkswagen Passat Estate. Nevertheless, it's still a very practical car, with a load area that is well thought out and split rear seats that fold quickly and simply.
Up front, the interior looks great, thanks in no small part to the 'floating' centre console, which is attached to the main part of the dashboard only at the top and the bottom, and offers a small amount of storage space behind.
The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the fully adjustable steering wheel helps to ensure there should be a driving position to suit everyone. Standard safety features and general equipment are impressive, too.
It's an impressive car to drive, with tidy handling and a strong range of petrol and diesel engines. The ride is a little disappointing, though, because it's a touch too firm.