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2002 Volvo S40 Overview
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There are several minor updates to Volvo's entry-level S40 sedan in 2002. New exterior colors debut, and a second cup holder has been added to the center console. The options packages have also been reorganized for added convenience. The Premium Package now bundles a sunroof, CD player, an eight-way power driver seat and wood trim. A new Premium Plus package adds leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel to that list. The popular Sport Package now includes aluminum interior trim, sport seats and unique instrumentation.
The S40 is still only available in one trim, now called the 1.9T, which is available for just under $25,000. Standard features include most of the expected amenities for an entry-level luxury car, including full power accessories, keyless entry, heated mirrors, cruise control, automatic climate control and an interior air filter. Items like a sunroof, a trip computer and a power driver's seat are optional, but adding packaged features can bring the price to over $30,000.
The S40 is powered by a 1.9 liter turbocharged inline four, which supplies the 3000 pound sedan with 160 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission was added in 2001. This is no manual option, but the five-speed gearing helped to improve the S40 fuel economy, which is now estimated at 22/32 mpg.
The S40 gets mixed reviews with respect to performance. The sport sedan is fast enough, running from 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, but testers were disappointed with the significant turbo lag in the lower speed range. Volvo's suspension system is road-responsive, but the ride is adequately cushioned from most uneven surfaces. The sedan offers a quite and stable ride, with controlled steering and powerful brakes. Unfortunately, the S40 is not sporty as German competitors like the BMW 3-Series.
A well-crafted interior and the long list of standard safety items are also among the highlights for owners and reviewers.
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Volvo S40 Questions
2002 S40. A Month Ago, When You Start The Car, None Of The Gauges Will Work...
Car has approx 78k miles - has been taken to Volvo dealership as well as a couple of different "electrical" repair/maintenance facilities. No one can figure out what is causing this. After the car i...
How Do I Replace Headlight Wiper Blades
2002 Volvo 1.9t Oil And Filter Question
Where is the filter located and the oil quantity.. Thanks Geoff
The Transmission Lamp Started Blinking In Mid Drive.
This was the only light coming on, car seemed to shift like normal. No Check Engine light came on.
I Have The S-40 Turbo. I Started Getting Transmission Problem At Less Than...
I only drove my car back and forth to the nearest subway parking lot in my neighborhood, but after a noticeable fluid leakage situation, I noticed the slippage again. I have heard of several other Vo...