2001 Volvo S40 User Reviews

2001 Volvo S40 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 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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"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Karen writes:
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Safe, reliable, comfortable, beautiful lines, great pick up.

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It's ridiculously expensive to repair.  Luckily it hasn't had anything done to it but a tune up but even that was big $$$

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I Love My Volvo — I love my car! it is great in the snow, the trunk holds a lot of bags of groceries. THe leather interior as held up beautifully. I love the sun roof for the summer and the heated seats in the winter is a nice bonus. I feel we got a great car for a great price. I feel very safe in my Volvo and thats important to me because my son is usually in the car with me.

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Nico writes:
2001 Volvo S40 STD Review
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Safety and comfort

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Maintenance, CEL, Power Driver's seat and headlights

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A Good Drive But Not Worth The Hassle — Acc around 9.5 seconds to 60 not an all out sports sedan but spirited because of the 1.9L Turbo. Braking: Great Handling: So so could be better. It was a fun car to drive when it wasn't in the shop. Avoid the 2000-2001 model S40s, 2002-2004 were great solid build years. Appearance: great on the outside, inside needs some work. Cost of ownership: high, if id been without my extended warranty I would be toast. Maintenance as well as high as other luxury auto makers, go for a bimmer or benz if you don't mind paying the ridiculous $150hr rate they charged after I got rid of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cole writes:
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good acceleration, good braking distance, good safety ratings

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it is only a 1.9 Litre engine

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My 2001 Volvo S40 — I have a great 2001 Volvo S40 1.9T. It has some wuickness to it and it also handles like a champ. The turbo is perfect for accelrating this heavy piece of machinery. Weighing in at almost 4,000 lbs, it is definanently a heavy car. But that is one of the things that make it one of the safest cars on the road. All in all, I LOVE MY CAR!MUY

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Kelly1597 writes:
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Overall, terrific!!

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Have had no problems with this car!

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A Volvo With Some Get Up And Go! — great car, really peppy which surprised me for a volvo! all s40s (2001) have turbo engine. have had no problems at all with it! fun to drive, has a sunroof, leather interior. speakers could be better. overall, it's a great car... however, i'm considering selling it just to get a newer S40!!

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Ross writes:
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Nice Acceleration, Lightweight Car, Great Safety Rating

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Air Conditioning, Brakes, Two Cup Holders, Radio

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Great Everyday Car — Volvo makes great vehicles, and they built this one like a tank. While it is small, it fits everything I can think of. It has an awful radio and air-conditioning, but they fixed it in the next version.

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Katie writes:
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Great everyday car, comfortable.

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Volvo leather is the bane of my existance. Not a very sporty car.

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Great 1st Or Budget Car. — It was my 2nd car ever, so I learned a lot about it. I drove it both in CO winters and FL summers, and monsoon season. It did pretty great across the board in all weather, though I am a pretty fantastic driver (i.e. I know how to drive in the snow.) Maintenance was all very easy, I never had anything happen to it other than regular oil changes, and it was a very versatile car. Except when I got it stuck on the beach because sand does not behave like snow, but some very nice guys pulled it out.

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TheEconomist writes:
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Too many...

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None

TheEconomist
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Safe, Reliable, Sporty, Fun Vehicle — What more could you ask for? This is the a little more fun Volvo ( in my opinion ), which is sporty and fun to drive, 4 door sedan but with that sporty twist so it's more compact not like a full size sedan. You still get all the safety features however and just need to keep up regular maintenance and they go forever.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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robert_232 writes:
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The car is very good looking and maintained on a regular basis.  It has always be dependable, and compared to other cars I have owned  and or driven this car has more pickup than most.  It is equiped with turbo drive. The interior has Leather seats in excellent condition.  Radio is excellent.  Heater is in excellent and the air conditioner is working fine.

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I get abour 22 miles to the gallon in mostly local driving.  I do get better mileage on the highway, however, I rarely use the highways.

robert_232
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I Loved It And I Am Going To Miss It. — Mostly the looks of the car and its Turbo feel when I took off or needed to move quickly. The car never ceased to get approving comments. When I do use the highway, I can be as aggressive as I choose and the car responds immediately. Finally I always felt safe in this car. I have been the only owner. I will have to get a picture and post it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CAB43 writes:
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-Turbo is amazing
-Handles extremely well
-Smooth quiet ride
-More trunk space than you would expect
-Even without 4WD it drives extremely well in snow, and has good clearance for a sudan.  

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-Front right wheel suspension may need a look in the near future, thus why I priced it on the lower side.  

CAB43
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A Steal Of A Deal — This is the second volvo I have owned. The first one was a Volvo 850. I was hit while stopped at a light by another car going 65 miles per hour and walked away without a scratch. Thus, why I purchased another Volvo. They are tanks of vehicles and extremely safe. The turbo is a huge plus to this vehicle and it handles the road amazingly well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
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engine will do 250k as long as maintained

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looks like old mans car!!lol

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Great Old Volvo — have to say value for money GREAT! also picked mainly on saftey aspects and 3 point x3 in rear for kids and you don't get much safer! has more service history than most cars and bought of volvo fanatic so been well looked after!

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2011 Volvo S40 Reviews

It Is A Very Fun Car To Drive. The Performance Is Just Right By Venolc1

this car as i said is one that demands to be driven hard.it is not bad on gas,there is not much noise coming in when you are driving.the ABS brake makes me feel safe when i am driving.i love driving m... Read More

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2010 Volvo S40 Reviews

Do You Want Speed? Then Drive This Car! By Jaemin

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2009 Volvo S40 Reviews

Safe And Reliable By csalgado31

This has been a great car. Very safe like all Volvos and it has a great look and ride. Volvo did it right with this one. I definitely recommend this car for students or just a great commuter vehicle f... Read More

Myy Grey Volvo By Baja_474

not run in yet but looks super excellent finish although it scratches very easily stereo not the best heated seats are nice handy headlamp washers will do most of my motoring in france so the cruise ... Read More

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2008 Volvo S40 Reviews

Volvo S40 D5 2.4 Se Sports R-design By Colin

acceleration is good brakeing is good as is handeling and build quality hasnt needed any repairs done apperarance is nice inside and out m.p.g is not to good at 23 m.pg.combined .but is a fun car to d... Read More

Great Overall Value For European Brand! By Rick

I love the handling of the car and the beauty of its design. Would definitely go with the Turbo (2.5T) next time around. The seats are comfortable, but not much leg room in the back seats. Sound qu... Read More

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2007 Volvo S40 Reviews

None By Luka

beatiful style and fancy interior, but lack of storage space in the cabin and boot is just average....electronics sometimes show strage alarms, but till now the main CPU has cleared it all.....probabl... Read More

You've Made A Volvo Customer Out Of Me.... By encsmith711

I am the second owner of this S40 and I am in love. It's peppy, handles great, and has all sorts of options. Good sound system and it is just a pleasure to drive. You absolutely feel safe and in contr... Read More

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