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3.55 stars

Based on 11 reviews

I Would Buy Another, Maybe A C30 by Margaret
 — It was an Amazing car, very safe and sturdy. It is just that Volvos in general are hard to maintain and hard to find parts for. Any volvo is great but personally I would most likely go for the C se... Read More
Volvo, Fun Safe Affordable by George
 — my car is a Volvo S40 T1.9. It needs a paint job, and the flex pipe coming from the engine has a hole in it that makes it sounds like a race car lol.. I dont want it to sound like that so im going ... Read More
Average Car by Stuart
 — Its got a turbo. Pretty good speed and acceleration. Its needed a bit of repairs, but it does have 120000 thousand miles on it. Great gas milage 35mpg highway. Pretty fun to drive, but thats becaus... Read More

2000 Volvo S40 Overview

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2000 Volvo S40

Volvo introduced the entry-level S40 in 2000, taking the Swedish automaker's design and model lineup in a new direction. Volvo aimed to gain an edge on the German marques with the compact and reasonably priced S40, since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series did not have a myriad of competitors in 2000.

The S40 sedan had a wagon counterpart called the V40. The compact sedan was available in only one trim level, but could be upgraded through a series of options packages. Standard equipment on the entry-level car featured luxury basics, like automatic climate control, an interior air filter, cruise control, heated power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, and keyless entry. Cloth seats came standard, but leather upholstery was available with the Sunroof Package, which also added a power sunroof and faux wood accents. Other options included an audio system upgrade with a CD changer and more-powerful speakers, traction control, and a power driver seat. Most key options were offered as stand-alones.

The S40 was powered by a 1.9-liter turbocharged inline four, which generates 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. This engine was mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, routing power to the front wheels.

Volvo categorized this new entry-level offering as a sport sedan, and its performance attributes topped the list of favorite features. Reviewers reported that the S40's four-cylinder engine was comparable to many of the V6 units found in competitors. For a sport sedan, the S40's ride is quite soft, and even larger bumps are managed well by the suspension system. The S40's 0-to-60 mph time was reported around eight seconds, and fuel economy was estimated at 21/28 mpg, with mixed driving averages in the low 20s. This is not exceptional for a 2,990 pound car with 160 horsepower, and Volvo recommends premium fuel.


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2000 S40 With 68,000 Miles

I read on this site that I probably won't need to change the timing belt until more than 100k miles. Even if the car is 13 years old? Anything I should immediately get looked at? I have only repl...

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I Have A 2000 Volvo S40 And I Lost The Only Key. If I Purchase The Key How...

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Entire Car Shakes Only When I Accelerate!

My 2000 S40 shakes when I push the gas peddle. It seems to be worse going up an incline. If I release the gas the car stops shaking. The car sounds like it is not getting any power or like it is strug...

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Changed Engine Now I Have A Code Problem

I have a 2000 S40 and just installed a 2002 S40 engine, engine only has 26,000 miles and runs great, very smooth. Have a problem, getting code # P0335 & coolant temp sensor, is there any way to clear ...

646 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Can I Swap An 01(wrecked) Engine & Trans Into A 2000? Will The Trans Comput...

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