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2002 Volvo S40 1.9TReview
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Great Daily Driver — This is my daily driver. We have owned this car since July 2002. It was purchased brand new fully loaded with the winter package. The car has a timeless look and has aged well. It still looks nice (I dare say BETTER) when parked among newer cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Small luxury, turbo, responsive

Cons: Price of parts doesn't go down, suspension coils have snapped, lack of accessories

18 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9TReview
Divinejudge1 writes:
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Great Small Luxury Car — Great small car. In my opinion it was the smallest and best luxury 4cyl car sold in the US in 2002. In the 12 years of ownership it has been very reliable and has never let me down or on the side of the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great MPG, small, quick, responsive.

Cons: Price of parts never seem to go down and aftermarket parts/accessories are limited.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9TReview
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Great Commuter If You Prefer European Style But Are On A Bit Of A Budget. Safe, Efficient, Reliable. — The S40 is a great compact executive sedan to buy used. New, they were overpriced compared to the competition, but they are a reliable second-hand buy. The interior in mine is well-appointed with leather, heated seats, automatic climate control, and a power sliding/tilt sunroof. For an entry-level vehicle, the power is decent from the 2.0 (badged as 1.9) turbo engine. I don't prefer the automatic transmission (the only option in the US market), but it shifts smoothly enough. DSC (dynamic stability control) and a winter shift mode are featured. Stock audio is all right, with an AM/FM stereo w/ cassette and CD player. Could use an upgrade. Fuel economy is excellent. I average 26.6 mpg in stop-and-go city traffic which includes crossing a large hill. I think the car's looks are great; the taillights seem a bit high but overall the styling is sharp and conservative.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great features, nice looks, Volvo safety reputation, adequate power, excellent fuel economy, comfortable

Cons: Cramped backseat, small trunk, automatic transmission is the only option, parts are spendy (but car is reliable), some interior materials are a bit cheap, handling is not great, stereo is mediocre

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2002 Volvo S40 1.9TReview
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Overpriced Ford Quality — I purchased the car used, but after a year with the car, I've had to do a lot of work on it to keep it going. There is a lot of preventative maintenance needed as well with parts under the hood that needed lots of attention.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: For being a turbo charged car (albeit only 3.5 pounds of boost) it does great on fuel economy.

Cons: The cheap plastics in the car will fall apart on you before you're done with the car.

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2002 Volvo S40 1.9TReview
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Great For A Couple, Even With One Or Two Little Kids. Not A Full Family Sedan, However. — Pros: Surprisingly peppy for a tiny engine, good fuel economy, very strong braking, good cornering. Fun to drive, comfortable even for relatively long journeys, several clever touches, excellent use of space. Larger than expected carrying volume (interior and trunk). Infrequently needs maintenance or service. Cons: Turning radius is a little large for a car its size. Power is as expected and wimpy above 45 mph or so. Several of the controls are not laid out properly, and maintenance costs are high when service is required.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Safety, Reliability, Comfort, Features, Fun

Cons: Service cost, lack of power, overall size

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Excellent — Car is great 2.0 engine never given me problems.Stock Hid lights fog lights,leather i love itt periodd.ALSO people admire its beauty when you arrive at locations.Car is very fun to Drive has a sunroof i tilt it a little when im cruising

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfortable

Cons: High maintenance cost

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2002 Volvo S40 1.9TReview
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Great Commuter Car. Better Than 30 Mpg On The Hwy And Fun To Drive. — I bought this car used as a commuter car when gas got above $3.00/gal about a year ago. Driving 90 miles a day, I find this car comfortable and fun to drive. The turbo gives enough power to get into traffic when you need it. The only complaints I have is the radio is a bit weak and headroom for people above 6 feet tall.

Owner for 1 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

Pros: fuel economy, comfortable, fun to drive, back seats fold for more storage

Cons: not many garages in my area will service this car

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2002 Volvo S40 1.9TReview
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Best Family Car I Have Ever Owned — Great family car.Easy to drive and very comfy.Slow from a standing start but from 3000 rpm up just goes and goes.Handles well and brakes are nice and responsive.Cant fault this car and would recommend anyone in the market for a family to go look at the new one.

Pros: Comfy,safe,solid car to keep the family safe

Cons: A bit heavy so slow off the line

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2002 Volvo S40 1.9TReview
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Two Years Now And I Dont Want To Let It Go — this has been my daily driver for just under two years and i have only one problem they dont sell 5spd trans in the states. Other then that this has been a great car. With a avarage 42 miles to the gallon on the hwy way and spending less then 1000.00 a year on manting it hard to bet.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good fun safe car

Cons: need the manuel

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2002 Volvo S40 1.9T Review
Very good handling, decent power, firm ride. Very enjoyable on mountain roads and twisties. Car is sized to be a personal sedan or for small family
vs2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 230 Kompressor Supercharged Sedan
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Family Car Ranked 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 230 Kompressor Supercharged Sedan worse.
"Easier to get in and out, better aerodynamics."
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 230 Kompressor Supercharged Sedan worse.
"Maintenance is very expensive on the Mercedes, and you are constantly chasing electrical problems. The Volvo seems to be a better driving experience, more taught steering and braking. Power is about the same, but the Volvo just seems more enjoyable."
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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

Review By Nicholas

based on the 2009 s40 i have ,(and the cars are literally the same) the car drives and handles very well. it is a smaller car but with a decent interior and ok trunk space. they they come with a inl... Read More

Review By Edgar

The outside body and paint job for good very good it was the inside and the engine that was the problem Read More

2009 Volvo S40 Reviews

Review By Guru9K6DLG

to much surface rust on the vehicle for the price Read More

Review By Frank

Owned one before..love everything about the car...best buy anywhere Read More

2008 Volvo S40 Reviews

Review By Guru9859Q5

Car was a hot mess. Did not work and had interior damage not seen in pics. Was out of battery and gas so was not able to test drive. Read More

Review By Guru9LYVDF

Je savais que j’aurais des réparations à faire et le prix était conséquent. Je suis satisfait, c’est une voiture très bien équipée et tout fonctionne.. après réparations bien sur. La voiture avait de... Read More

2007 Volvo S40 Reviews

Review By John

Very good car good handling good Comfortable fast Read More

Review By cbt1604

This is such a beautiful car! The inside is clean, and is better than I thought. It drives really smooth. It was a great car for the price. We are in love with it. Read More

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