2005 Volvo S40 User Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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Jonathan writes:
2005 Volvo S40 T5 Review
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5

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Power when its on boost and civility when its off.  More space in the trunk then you would expect.

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MPG for its size isn't very impressive.  The radio sometimes doesn't turn on but can usually be fixed just by restarting it.

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Solid Daily Driver — I absolutely love this car. Its perfectly well behaved when driven around town but has plenty of power when you need it. I'm in high school and its perfect for the driving I have to do, at the sacrifice of a few mpg.

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Ryan writes:
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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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summit900 writes:
2005 Volvo S40 T5 Review
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4

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Sporty, quick, nice front seats. It is turbocharged, it gets average 32-34 MPG's in the summer with A/C on. Road trip with A/C on 36 MPG's. Winter I haven't really kept track but its about 24-27 MPG due to letting it warm up for 15 minutes 2 times a day to drive.

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The build quality is very good except for the rattle in the slider for the sunroof. It is a bit small for me. The back seats are good for children but not for adults.

summit900
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I Love This Car, Just Want Something A Tad Bigger — I really like this car but I am wanting something a little bigger and faster. I bought this car as a summer commuter car, I have a pickup but it gets about 17-19 MPG's average. I average about 32-34 MPG's in the summer with A/C on. Road trips 35-36 MPG's with A/C on. Winter driving I haven't really kept track but its about 25-27 MPG over about 4 tanks due to letting it warm up for 15 minutes 2 times a day to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rafi writes:
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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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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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2011 Volvo S40 Reviews

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2010 Volvo S40 Reviews

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2009 Volvo S40 Reviews

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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

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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

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

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

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