2001 Volvo S40 User Reviews

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Users ranked 2001 Volvo S40 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 20 2001 Volvo S40 reviews.

    2001 Volvo S40 Turbo Review
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    65

    Turbocharged Volvo Fun. — I just happened upon this car one day on the internet and eventually I went and checked it out. We brought it home for a test drive and I didn't want to let it go. It's fully loaded sans the sport package, so its very luxurious. But for me its what's under the hood. The 1.9 liter is small but with the right turbo and chip you'd be looking at 600 or more hp. Right now i get like 26mpg, not bad, other than a bad o-ring for the turbo there have been no major repairs. I have added foglights and lowering springs which make it better all around. It's alot of fun to drive and driving it doesn't make you look like a dork, because it's a luxury car after all, not a sub-compact ricer. All in All I don't think i could have found a better car for the money.

    Pros: Good Performance Potential. Great Build. Great In Snow. A Lot Of Fun And Luxury For A Little Cash.

    Cons: Stock Performance Is A Little Lacking But Still Good. Wish It Was Manual, Or Auto-Stick.

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    2001 Volvo S40 Turbo Review
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    55

    A Volvo With Some Get Up And Go! — great car, really peppy which surprised me for a volvo! all s40s (2001) have turbo engine. have had no problems at all with it! fun to drive, has a sunroof, leather interior. speakers could be better. overall, it's a great car... however, i'm considering selling it just to get a newer S40!!

    Pros: Overall, terrific!!

    Cons: Have had no problems with this car!

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    2001 Volvo S40 Review
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    55

    Volvo S40 - Rethink It — Has the most powerful brakes and fastest acceleration of any car I've driven or riden in. It has turbo so I can go 0 to 60 in 4 or 5 seconds. It handles great, I never get stuck in ice or snow, I never hydroplane, and I know if I hit anything I'll do more damage to it than it'll do to me. Looks great compared to the older models and then newer models - newer ones are ugly. Doesn't need to be maintained beyond the basics; looks newer than it is. VERY fun to drive.

    Pros: read the review

    Cons: it's not as hot as a ferrari, but hey

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    2001 Volvo S40 Review
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    Awesome All-around Vehicle. — My 2001 S40 1.9 Turbo is a very fun vehicle to drive. Overall performance is great. Braking and acceleration is surprising and it's build quality is good. The Volvo's appearance is attractive. Very luxurious car. Gas mileage is the best I've ever driven and maintenance is needed very rarely.

    Pros: Easy handling, very attractive, good on fuel and fun to drive.

    Cons: Build quality could be better.

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    2001 Volvo S40 Turbo Review
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    Great Everyday Car — Volvo makes great vehicles, and they built this one like a tank. While it is small, it fits everything I can think of. It has an awful radio and air-conditioning, but they fixed it in the next version.

    Pros: Nice Acceleration, Lightweight Car, Great Safety Rating

    Cons: Air Conditioning, Brakes, Two Cup Holders, Radio

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    2001 Volvo S40 Turbo Review
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    45

    My Volvo S40 — Well I'm not really a volvo guy but it's safe and reliable. I have issues leaving cars stock so I bought an intake, wheels, and a new grill for it. I plan on making a new exhaust of for it this summer and putting coilovers on. It will be one mean looking euro car in no time.

    Pros: Roomie. Good gas mileage. Heated seats. Great in the winter.

    Cons: Soft ride. Turbo lag. Low boost turbo. Only made them in automatic.

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    2001 Volvo S40 Turbo Review
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    25

    I Bought It Used. — I bought my car used at 70,000 miles. I put faith in the Volvo name even though I wasn't purchasing from a Volvo dealership. It had a good maintenance history- to my knowledge. Since My purchase (now at 75,000) I have had to replace the break pads and rotors and am now concerned that there is a transmission problem.

    Owner for 0 years, 4 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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    2001 Volvo S40 Review
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    25

    Rock Solid — I bet you can not find a car more reliable than Volvo S40 rock solid like an American military hummer un bleivable

    Pros: reliable , georgeous

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    2001 Volvo S40 Turbo Review
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    Take The Good W/ The Bad — I brought this car the 2nd year after it came out. It lived up to the Volvo name including the high priced maintenance. I expect higher end vehicles to require more maintenance, however I found myself constantly taking it back to the dealer for shorted lights, check engine, or service light. Thankfully they were minor fixes, but annoying and time consuming nonetheless.

    Owner for 6 years, 11 months

    Miles Driven per Year:20,000

    Pros: At 146K miles it drives just as good as it did at 14K miles.

    Cons: Wait a few years until they've worked the kinks out (like now, 2007). Headlights and rear lights are always shorting out.  Check engine light would go on with no problems being diagnosed.

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    2001 Volvo S40 Turbo Review
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    75

    This Car Is Awesome. — Suspension is really soft and when the wind blows so do you. But that's all things that can be changed, and will be in due time. It defintly takes off fast once the turbo kicks in. I love the sound of it spooling up and sneezing. I changed the air filter and i want to get intake piping.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's put together with durability and rigidity in mind.

    Cons: It's too quiet lol

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    2008 Volvo S40 Reviews

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

    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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