2003 Volvo S40 Overview

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2003 Volvo S40 Overview

Notable changes continue in 2003 for Volvo's entry-level sedan. The engine is now more powerful, the interior and exterior have been updated, and several new features are now available. The 2003 S40 features a restyled grille and color-keyed bumpers and moldings. Volvo has attempted to improve the aesthetics of the dash once again, but adding a three-spoke steering wheel and a revised instrument cluster.

The S40 continues with one trim level: the 1.9T. A CD player has been added to the list of standard features this year. Options packages have also been adjusted. The Sport Package now gets a front and rear spoiler, blackout headlights and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Premium Package adds a leather-wrapped hand brake handle and shifter.

The S40's 1.9 liter inline four-cylinder is now a bit more powerful, making 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The five-speed automatic continues to be the only transmission option, and fuel economy is estimated at 22/30 mpg.

Volvo's entry-level sedan has received steady praise for its comprehensive list of safety features and solid build quality. The controls are easy to use and well-placed, and the cabin's overall feel is consistent with the higher priced Volvo models. While the front seats are wide and inviting, many larger passengers will find the rear quarters rather tight.

The interior is shielded from most wind and road noise, but test drivers have reported the noticeable intrusion of engine sounds when the throttle is opened.

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    Mohanraj Varatharaj
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    2003 Volvo S40 1.9 Climate System And 4d

    Hi all, I bought a 2003 Volvo S40 recently. I read that S40 has climate package. I checked in my car and noticed that I don't have an heated seat buttons. Does it mean I don't have heated seats? Or...

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    Financing

    Financing a CPO when u have a 03 trade in and poor credit. Any ideas would be helpful Also I have an 03 Volvo s40 its been over heating how do I know if it is the thermostat & not the head gasket?

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    Robert Quigley
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    Witch Obd Unit Is Fitted To 2003 Tdi 1.9

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    How Do U Line Up The Timing Without Old Belt

    the old belt broke I don't know how to line the new one up

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