2006 Volvo S40 User Reviews

2006 Volvo S40 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 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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"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Obelisk writes:
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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Pros: It’s a good looking car (different from others) I won’t give any stars for that..It may deserve couple stars here and there but with my experience all those dont matter!!

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Cons:  Parts are expensive and sometimes have to special order, hard to be work on (and it does need a lot of mechanic visits, so be prepared to pay for hourly rate for the dumbest thing), If changing spark plugs (inaccessible until you take almost the whole car apart) requires an specialist and it takes 2 HOURS to do than you should know that it’s ridiculous…. Wait, my key just got stuck on the ignition ‘cause the computer needs an update??? And the new module (update) it’s going to cost me $300.00??? ; What?! My cylinder head cracked AGAIN and it’s another $1,500 AGAIN? ....  My “Immobilizer” when off and I can’t turn on my car so I have to tow it and pay $50 to fix it… That’s not all but to summarize don’t even consider to buy that piece of s%^&t  

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Dont Buy!! Cant Believe There Is Good Reviews About This Car.... — 2006 Volvo S40 2.4i First of all I have never been incline to write a vehicle review before (I just read them), but I feel so aggravated with this car that it’s impossible for me to ignore. I can summarize by saying AVOID THIS CAR AT ALL COST even if it’s a birthday gift, Worst Car Ever!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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April writes:
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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Great on gas!!!! Very safe and good looking!

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Baby Stroller takes up all of the trunk space :-(

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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i — First Family Car - We bought this car when our Ava Marie was 4 months old!!!! She is just over a year and about to upgrade to a front-facing car seat......so a truck will be our next purchase <3! We love this city car!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Gino writes:
2006 Volvo S40 T5 Review
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I like the design, the comfort, and not seeing one in every spot in the garage at work.

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I hate that I can't use my iPod with the sound system.

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I'd Buy Another. — This has been one of my favorite cars, and it's remained interesting to me for a longer period of time than I had expected. The design seems fresh after all these years, and mine has held up very well - quality materials look as good as they did when I purchased it. It's much more fun to drive than comparable japanese or US sedans, yet isn't as common as a BMW 3 series.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jtweeks writes:
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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Handling, low maintenance, reliable

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Sometimes repairs on foreign cars is more expensive than I would like.

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Great Family Or Commuter Car — I like how clean the car feels inside and out. The tinted front and rear windows are a nice touch too. Great fuel economy, handling and stopping. Silver color helps keep the car looking clean year round. Love this car!

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FWilson writes:
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I have been driving Volvos forever, and I love them

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Only a few dealers around with the software to work on them

FWilson
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I Love My S40 — The only bad thing about the Volvo is trying to chase down a check engine light, the best thing to do is leave them alone and just enjoy the car. If the car drives good, not running hot and all of the fluids are up to snuff, well then just forget the check engine light and keep driving.

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Joe writes:
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Side impact protection & Air bags

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Boot aperture

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Very Reliable & Easy To Drive — It's easy to handle, very well built, not enough leg room in the back when I drive,hand brake leaver could have been under the dashboard. boot aperture coulh have been a bit bigger, a sixth gear would be good. Overall:NOT BAD

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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Extremely well-built and durable car.  Handles like a nimble sports sedan should!  High quality interior materials and very well thought out interior!  Volvo made safety a TOP priority with everything that went into the S40.  Comfy & supportive front seats, back seats a bit cramped though.  Cool "IKEA designed (not really)"  front center column, nice space in back of it to stash items.  Reliable and decent on gas...only had to replace battery, tires, and cabin air filter...no real issues at all...rare thing to say about a European car.

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Strange pedal design and layout:  Accelerator & Brake Pedals are very small AND too close together, shoes with thick or wide heels were an issue (less of a problem with standard width footwear like sneakers or dress shoes).   Cabin Air Filter is VERY hard to get at and pricey to replace (pedals have to be removed...ugh!).  Volvo's idea of a fog light is having ONE rear bulb light up brighter when button depressed (not practical or useful AT ALL!).  2.4i model needs brighter halogens or better yet, Bi-Xenon headlights AND FRONT fog lights,  A little bump in HP from the 2.4L 5 cyl engine would've been nice.  Boxy looking rear design, not 100% aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

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Stylish And Well-built European Sports Sedan With Typical Volvo Safety Features In Mind! — Extremely well-built and durable car. Handles like a nimble sports sedan should! High quality interior materials and very well thought out interior! Volvo made safety a TOP priority with everything that went into the S40. Comfy & supportive front seats, back seats a bit cramped though. Cool "IKEA designed (not really)" front center column, nice space in back of it to stash items. Reliable and decent on gas...only had to replace battery, tires, and cabin air filter...no real issues at all...rare thing to say about a European car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Enoch writes:
2006 Volvo S40 T5 AWD Review
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seats

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it always has problems

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Don't Buy This Car — 168 horses, too little horsies. styling is okay. brakes are okay gas is 19/27 not fun at all. cost is too much . overall it is fun to ride in it. this is sort of wierd writing this based on my opinion

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Adrian writes:
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Volvo S40ness — This car zips around traffic with ease. Build quality is the greatest from super stiff body shaft. Performance is incredible. Gets you from point A to point B in less time than predicted. Great gas mileage. Fun to drive? YES!

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Jeff writes:
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Looks sexy

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kinda slow...

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Nicest Car I've Owned — Nice car, love it being a manual. Wish it were a little faster, but gets really good gas mileage. I have had it a year and very little complaints. I think its looks sexy and I'm hoping to get some rims for it and dress it up a little bit.

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2000 Volvo S40 Reviews

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