2006 Volvo S40 User Reviews

2006 Volvo S40 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Racer_X writes:
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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4

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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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Gino writes:
2006 Volvo S40 T5 Review
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5

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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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hilltopfarmpolo writes:
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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Love to drive her! Huge trunk for a sports car.

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My kids are huge and I cant manage to stuff them into this car anymore!

hilltopfarmpolo
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Sporty — Amazing fuel mileage, sports car feel, luxury package, sunroof, leather, bose stereo sound, all in all an awesome car for someone without kids! Very attractive appearance, Ive never done anything to this car except have it serviced! Virtually shop free, trustworthy vehicle. Super fun to drive, tight sporty steering.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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Adrian writes:
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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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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Henrik writes:
2006 Volvo S40 T5 Review
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Really price worthy, very fast, terrific handling, comfortable seats, great design.

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When fully using the turbo, a lot of power is pushed on the front wheel drive, which makes the front slightly unstable in hard accerleration. Not much space in the back seat.

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Fast And Furious — This car is amazing. It's amazingly spacious for being a smaller car. I'm 6'7" and I sit as well in this S40 as I do in some mid to large size vehicles. The turbo in this car makes it one of the fastest cars in its class. Volvo always have the most comfortable seats, a big plus for anyone who likes to drive so you don't have to stop every so often to rest your bum. The whole point is to drive for as long as the tank takes you.

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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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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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Jonathan writes:
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Its a volvo

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Volvo's Are Beasts..... — Driving a volvo is like a sunday afternoon in front of the TV, the kind of sunday afternoon that follows roast beef and yorkshire puddings.... Probably watching something with Julie andrews in it...... The best thing about my volvo is that its absolutely fab... Without a doubt offering the best drive......

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2011 Volvo S40 Reviews

It Is A Very Fun Car To Drive. The Performance Is Just Right By Venolc1

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2010 Volvo S40 Reviews

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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

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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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