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Old May 13th, 2019, 19:01   #1
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Hi all. Random question, I've noticed on the 2012 V50 there seems to have been a mini facelift with the larger badged front grill. Was this the only difference? Or was this a model specific grill? I have a 2008 which is the facelifted model but has the smaller badged grill.....quite like the larger badge!

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Old May 14th, 2019, 08:35   #2
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You can swap one for the other. The shape of the grille didn't change.
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You can swap one for the other. The shape of the grille didn't change.
Were there any other subtle changes they made apart from the grill?
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Think the wing mirrors got ever so slightly larger but not much else to be honest.
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The tear lights are slightly different and there were some minor interior tweaks. Wing mirror are a bit bigger and a slightly different shape. Front grill is black plastic instead of the chrome look. Front bumper is slightly different I think to accommodate the front end tweaks.
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Emergency braking lights were brought in... in 2008 or 2009 I think??

That's when you brake hard over 50mph they'll flash or the hazards will flash.

They also spaced out the VOLVO lettering to V O L V O on the rear of the car in 2008 I think?
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Are you all talking about the facelift circa 2008 or the one I mean circa 2012?
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Are you all talking about the facelift circa 2008 or the one I mean circa 2012?
These ones were in-between but not the major facelift. For example you can find a facelifted car with non spaced VOLVO lettering on the back.
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These ones were in-between but not the major facelift. For example you can find a facelifted car with non spaced VOLVO lettering on the back.
It's quite confusing. There's a 2010 v50 local to me that has the big badge on the grill on the front but the close together VOLVO on the rear. Maybe it was just a mishmash for a few years or he's replaced parts himself
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It's quite confusing. There's a 2010 v50 local to me that has the big badge on the grill on the front but the close together VOLVO on the rear. Maybe it was just a mishmash for a few years or he's replaced parts himself
It might be that someone fitted a later grille in that case?
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