2005 Volvo S40 User Reviews

2005 Volvo S40 Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"radio" 2 reviews
"throttle" 2 reviews

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carlsonwood writes:
2005 Volvo S40 T5 Review
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5

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Fun to drive. Quick acceleration. Tight handling

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not large enough for multiple children and all the stuff you have to carry around with them.

carlsonwood
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Volvo S40 T5 Review — loved this car. Safe, yet sporty! Very reliable and enjoyable to own. Good gas mileage for class. Great amenities, leather, wood paneling, sunroof, seat warmers, etc. comfortable for long trips as well as for scooting about town. Small enough to fit tight parking spaces and large enough to not feel like you would be crushed like an aluminum can if you were ever be involved in an accident.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ahirzel writes:
2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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4

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Very spacious, with lots of cargo room. Backseat is comfortable regardless of height. Handling is great, this car is a lot of fun to drive. Very reliable.

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Fuel economy is average, no aftermarket stereo options. Volvo parts can be expensive.

ahirzel
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Great Car — For a borderline compact car, it feels wonderfully spacious on the inside. The back seat can comfortable fit two tall persons, and the front seats have plenty of room to spare. Trunk is large as well, and can carry far more cargo than you think it should. Acceleration is a little timid, but all in all a very fun car to drive, it handles very well on dry or wet pavement, ice or snow. I have had a great experience with this car, and would highly recommend Volvo to anyone looking for a new car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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Great car, first car my wife was able to drive in the snow without crashing!!

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Small and center console is annoying

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Nice Ride For A Small Family — Love the car, love the handling and the acceleration, surprising. Would liek it better if it was bigger. Larger families won't fit. Nice little car for the right price, as I mentioned above my wife can't drive in the snow, she was able to get the kids around town without any problems. I can drive anything in the snow but this was like I had 4 wheel drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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smoky10 writes:
2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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I abosolutely love my car!! I bought it used for a great price and it hasn't deprieciated much! It was my first car and was very reliable!

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The finish on the bumper chipped off. Also the parts and maintenaince for this car was very expensive.

smoky10
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Great Car All Around! — The appearance of this car is sporty and very cute!! I got so many complements on it!! It was very comfortable. Gas mileage was good. 22 City, 30 Highway. i crqacked my oik pan twice because I have a very rough, dirt driveway in the mountains. The oil pan is made of aluminum so it cracked very easily. Maintenance and parts were not cheap! On the other hand, I felt very safe and this car is a blast to drive!

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jamgraham writes:
2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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look and feel, performance, great gas mileage

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Not 4 wheel drive. compact.

jamgraham
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Great Ride — Love this car. Looks good rides great and remote is awesome. Volvo's Winter transmission mode makes it easy to drive in wet or snowy weather. Car is very fun to drive with the sunroof open. Car gets great gas mileage 25 - 30 mpg

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tevin writes:
2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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Reason to drive because it is a fun and reliable car

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when the defog is on the radio goes off

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The Bottom Line Is That The Car Gets U Wear You Need To Go With Any Problems Just Regular Maintance — it's a all around good car it's safe good looks and reliable the build makes it very stredy no roll over nice traction on the road heated seats. It's fun to drive smooth the gas isn't to touchy but can be.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Luke writes:
2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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Peppy and great gass mileage

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If your stupid and don't like good cars

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Solid Fun Ride — Probably a volvo classic someday. Really fun to drive and great handling and ride. It isn't a high performance car but it def feels like it. Car is solid and reliable. Fun to drive..reliable...classy? Yep it's a volvo! :)

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Jonathon writes:
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features and responsiveness

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no ipod connection :(

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Love This Car — I LOVE IT.. it's sporty and sophisticated.. and EUROPEAN.. the only thing i don't like is that i can't use my ipod in it .. It has nice aerodynamics.. good get up and go and lots more room than my last car :)

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Gareth writes:
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Solid, true and lively

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Rear light cluster look like they're still on the first draft.

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My Thoughts On The S40 — This car has all the hallmarks of Volvo's new design DNA. It takes it's styling cues from it's larger brothers, the S60 and S80 while setting new standards for Volvo design in other areas. The performance is excellent with a full range of fabulous engines available from the frugal 1.6D through to the punchy T5. Volvo have also refined the software for the automatic gearbox control so it's function has been vastly improved. It has been well built and most items in the car are made from recycled materials and not to mention that the vehicle itself is almost 80% recylable at the end of it's life. It is not the most frugal vehicle in the world and the smaller diesels do need a new particle filter every 80k miles or so which does cost a few pennies. Overall, it's a lively vehicle, very fun to live with and is a really good all-rounder. I don't think I'd ever have anything else for my first car by choice than a Volvo. They're really easy to live with and deliver whatevery I want.

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Rafi writes:
2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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Comfortable ride, attractive and functional console

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Noisy engine (especially at high speeds), small glove compartment

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Volvo S40 2005 - Good Car, Very Few Issues, A Little Noisy — Overall, the Volvo S40 is a good car with a high level of build quality and performance is above average with good response. My car has not had any major issues, but the check engine light can go on frequently. In summary, the Volvo S40 is a fun car to drive and my only complaint is that the car can be noisy (especially at high speeds).

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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

acceleration is good Braking is good handling is soso interior is good gas.... It depends on how you drive. :) If you like accelerating and some kind of racing? Then I wanna tell you to drive this ca... Read More

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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

An Excellent Car For Anyone -- From College Student To Successful Business Exec To Soccer Mom By wtfstatus

I would recommend the Volvo brand as an alternative to the typical German lineup (Audi, BMW, and Mercedes). You definitely get more bang for your buck. The interior can be upgraded to compete with the... Read More

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

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2007 Volvo S40 Reviews

Love It And Great All Around Awd Vehicle By Aaron

Overall a perfect first vehicle for me. Just never got the chance to drive it much. Its a great vehicle for anyone looking for a AWD manual fun vehicle. Was garaged for its entire life and never saw m... Read More

Great Confortable Commuter By Debob

This car feels so solid, comfortable and safe. it has very good handling and braking. The interior makes other cars look and feel so cheap in comparison. The car also can hold lots of stuff in its tr... Read More

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