2000 Volvo V40 User Reviews

2000 Volvo V40 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"small power" 3 reviews

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David writes:
2000 Volvo V40 4 Dr Turbo Wagon Review
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4

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Drives very well. Well equipped

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Gear Selectors wear.

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2000 Volvo V40 4 Dr Turbo Wagon — Peformance: Very smooth, reasonably quick. Brakes are good, Handling nice and tight, unexpectedly good. Build Quality: All good. Appearence: Very nice, discreet. Cost of ownership: Good on fuel and cheap to insure Fun Factor: Lots of fun, more so probably because it is better than expected

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Julien writes:
2000 Volvo V40 Review
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5

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drives well

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lookin old now

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My Car — drives ok good mpg reliable never cost too much to fix when it goes wrong not that thats very often interior but dated easy to drive comfortable ride for driver and passengers loads and loads of space o k stereo with both cd and tape would buy again or upgrade to new v70

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Aaron writes:
2000 Volvo V40 4 Dr Turbo Wagon Review
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3

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Comfortable, safe, roomy, stylish. good MPG. Legendary volvo depreciation makes for a good seconhand buy!

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Poor performance. Harsh handling. Poor climate control systems. Expensive parts and repair.

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Nice Alternative To A Boring Sedan Or Suv — This car is actually at Misubishi platform from japan/europe which volvo adopted and refined, which may explain its very sleek, sexy, un-volvo looks. Sadly for some, its performance doesn't quite live up to its sporty looks. The car's poor little 1.8l turbocharged engine could do with another .2 or more liters to help it along IMHO. Inside, its all volvo with a very functional and comfortable interior. Front seats are super comfortable and supportive leather. Rear seats are also supportive, but legroom is limited for some. Decent trunk size combined with fold down rear seats and fold flat fron passenger seat give this car a vast hauling capacity. On the road this car is very pleasant and effortless to drive. Its claimed 8.2 second 0-60 is not apparent due to the smooth shifting auto and quiet engine. Car seems much more lethargic than it actually is. Handling is fairly decent to harsh for its size, with more than average understeer and body roll. Fuel economy averages low to mid 20s with mostly city driving and AC on all the time. Very decent for a car this size.

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mikey2me writes:
2000 Volvo V40 4 Dr Turbo Wagon Review
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4

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Just bought it and its my second Swede; had Saab. Great comfort but scared of negative ownership reviews.

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Maintenance looks expensive

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Easy To Drive, Semi Luxurious And A Good Fit For Me. — Nice little wagon with upscale looks and safety features. I think its very distinctive and relatively rare on the road. I also like supporting my Scandinavian heritage. After all, they explored North America first!! Go Leif!! Go Volvo! Just Bloody Go! The lights not getting any greener.....

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Jason writes:
2000 Volvo V40 4 Dr Turbo Wagon Review
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4

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Fast stylish and usefull

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constantly in need of repair

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00' Volvo V40 1.9t — The car was a handful always fixing one thing and another thing would fail or break or short. It was a surprisingly quick car although the turbo could have done better than it did but the car lived a good 8 years of abuse and high mileage and finally took an end at 237,696 mi. so... in my opinion that was long enough.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jon writes:
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Comfort, reliability, Bullet proof feel

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Expensive servicing

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Volvo V40 1.8s — I got the Volvo V40 after owning a Renault Scenic (which was abysmal) I thought it was a great cat with good performance despite the fact it was only a 1.8. It was incredibly reliable and comfortable. Had to go because it made the missus sick on long journeys (she preferred the elevated position in the Scenic)

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David8744 writes:
2000 Volvo V40 4 Dr Turbo Wagon Review
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Sensible, Old Man Car — Love the slight bit of stealth performance combined with the ability to carry lots of beer back from Belgium. Hate the fuel economy these days

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Lars writes:
2000 Volvo V40 Review
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5

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Great comfort.

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Slow acceleration.

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Drive Like A King. — Had it for three years and it was a pleasure to drive but my 1.8 was short of acceleration.

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Nabil writes:
2000 Volvo V40 4 Dr Turbo Wagon Review
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General Comments — Engine is powerful, although slightly unrefined. The car handles well although the penalty for this seems to be a firm, bumpy ride on most road surfaces. Seats are very comfortable and the interior is generally well designed; exterior styling very nice. Some build quality is perhaps not up to the standard of other Volvos. Not as much load space as some other estates in the class but as a lifestyle workhorse it's excellent.

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Per-Ole writes:
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4

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Capable everyday "go to the supermarket" car

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Not much

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Ok Car — Although the V40 is a perfectly competent car--a very good car, even--nothing about its dynamic performance stood out, grabbed us, and said, "Drive me!" The V40 isn't an enthusiast's car, and it's not a Volvo enthusiast's car. Its interior looked like a Volvo, and the seats were definitely Volvo, but, overall, the car didn't have the quirky character one expects of a Volvo. It felt like a Mitsubishi masquerading as a Volvo, which is what it is.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volvo V40 Reviews

God Car By Martin

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2002 Volvo V40 Reviews

Great Car By joshwalter

A really great car that is fund to drive. It is very reliable and rides well. The cost of ownership is low. We've keep thorough records and always used the top oil for maintenance. I highly recomm... Read More

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2001 Volvo V40 Reviews

Nice Family Car, Enough Storage For Three, Get The Horrizontal Roof Rack It Helps, By sportfamily1

Lots of turbo lag at low rpms. Confort in driver seat is les than desireable, all the others are perfect. Only seats two adults in back, but what do you expect from a entry level sedan wagon. But once... Read More

What Is That? A Toyota, A Ford? "no, It's A Volvo!" By Andrew

Performance: When tuned up properly and serviced regularly, even tho' it's only a "low pressure" Turbo, it ROCKS! Build Quality: What you would expect from the "entry level" of the Volvo line...it tri... Read More

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1998 Volvo V40 Reviews

Brilliant Car Would Be Reluctant To Sell By Daz

what can i say i love it , she has the lot heated seats , leather , just great .This car is a good all rounder it has all what a family could need and all what a single guy could want , it has the l... Read More

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1997 Volvo V40 Reviews

1997 Volvo V40 By David

Peformance: Very smooth, reasonably quick. Brakes are good, Handling nice and tight, unexpectedly good. Build Quality: All good. Appearence: Very nice, discreet. Cost of ownership: Good on fuel and ch... Read More

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