2005 Volvo S40 User Reviews

2005 Volvo S40 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • 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" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"radio" 2 reviews
"throttle" 2 reviews

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smoky10 writes:
2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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5

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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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Gareth writes:
2005 Volvo S40 Review
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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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Neill writes:
2005 Volvo S40 T5 AWD Review
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Handling, Smooth acceleration, ride comfort, AWD, fuel economy (for an awd car 23.2mpg city only), low maintenance.

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Initial throttle hesitation from a stop (automatic trans.). Nothing else.

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Basically A Subaru Wrx Toned Down With A Little More Class. — I have the automatic version of the car but you only really need to put it into automanual if you decide you want to have some fun on windy roads. I heard the manual version also gets going from a start faster, there is slight throttle delay from a stop. Even though the car is small, intelligent interior design lead to a comfortable back seat with enough leg room for people under 6'2. I have what I guess is a loaded version of the car, leather feels great and wears slowly, the six CD changer is easy to use and sounds great played through the upgraded sound system. Other nice features include one-touch up/down windows and one-touch open/close sun roof and there is even a button on the remote that turns on all interior and exterior lights for 30 seconds to help you find your car in a parking lot at night. The car is a great alternative for someone who is looking for performance and safety found in a car like a subaru wrx but wants something more mature and doesn't want "another 3 series".

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John writes:
2005 Volvo S40 T5 Review
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Quality European without the BMW or MB sticker shock.

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Services average about $500 a pop every 7500 miles.

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Fun For The Price And Safe Too! — The manual transmission is the better option for performance and tuning. Easy to work on and fun daily driver. The standard Volvo safety package is always a plus.

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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:
2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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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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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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Arron writes:
2005 Volvo S40 T5 Review
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Everything except what's listed below.

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Throttle response takes a little getting used to, and the clutch is a bit soft.

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I Diggit — I bought it new in early 2006, and it's been a great car. Handles well, accelerates well with the T5 turbo and manual 6-speed, and is easily as much car as the BMW 3-series for a much more reasonable price tag.

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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

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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