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2005 Volvo S40 2.4iReview
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Solid Fun Ride — Probably a volvo classic someday. Really fun to drive and great handling and ride. It isn't a high performance car but it def feels like it. Car is solid and reliable. Fun to drive..reliable...classy? Yep it's a volvo! :)

Pros: Peppy and great gass mileage

Cons: If your stupid and don't like good cars

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2005 Volvo S40 2.4iReview
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Love This Car — I LOVE IT.. it's sporty and sophisticated.. and EUROPEAN.. the only thing i don't like is that i can't use my ipod in it .. It has nice aerodynamics.. good get up and go and lots more room than my last car :)

Pros: features and responsiveness

Cons: no ipod connection :(

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2005 Volvo S40Review
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My Thoughts On The S40 — This car has all the hallmarks of Volvo's new design DNA. It takes it's styling cues from it's larger brothers, the S60 and S80 while setting new standards for Volvo design in other areas. The performance is excellent with a full range of fabulous engines available from the frugal 1.6D through to the punchy T5. Volvo have also refined the software for the automatic gearbox control so it's function has been vastly improved. It has been well built and most items in the car are made from recycled materials and not to mention that the vehicle itself is almost 80% recylable at the end of it's life. It is not the most frugal vehicle in the world and the smaller diesels do need a new particle filter every 80k miles or so which does cost a few pennies. Overall, it's a lively vehicle, very fun to live with and is a really good all-rounder. I don't think I'd ever have anything else for my first car by choice than a Volvo. They're really easy to live with and deliver whatevery I want.

Pros: Solid, true and lively

Cons: Rear light cluster look like they're still on the first draft.

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2005 Volvo S40 2.4iReview
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Volvo S40 2005 - Good Car, Very Few Issues, A Little Noisy — Overall, the Volvo S40 is a good car with a high level of build quality and performance is above average with good response. My car has not had any major issues, but the check engine light can go on frequently. In summary, the Volvo S40 is a fun car to drive and my only complaint is that the car can be noisy (especially at high speeds).

Pros: Comfortable ride, attractive and functional console

Cons: Noisy engine (especially at high speeds), small glove compartment

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2005 Volvo S40 T5Review
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I Diggit — I bought it new in early 2006, and it's been a great car. Handles well, accelerates well with the T5 turbo and manual 6-speed, and is easily as much car as the BMW 3-series for a much more reasonable price tag.

Pros: Everything except what's listed below.

Cons: Throttle response takes a little getting used to, and the clutch is a bit soft.

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2005 Volvo S40 T5 AWDReview
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Basically A Subaru Wrx Toned Down With A Little More Class. — I have the automatic version of the car but you only really need to put it into automanual if you decide you want to have some fun on windy roads. I heard the manual version also gets going from a start faster, there is slight throttle delay from a stop. Even though the car is small, intelligent interior design lead to a comfortable back seat with enough leg room for people under 6'2. I have what I guess is a loaded version of the car, leather feels great and wears slowly, the six CD changer is easy to use and sounds great played through the upgraded sound system. Other nice features include one-touch up/down windows and one-touch open/close sun roof and there is even a button on the remote that turns on all interior and exterior lights for 30 seconds to help you find your car in a parking lot at night. The car is a great alternative for someone who is looking for performance and safety found in a car like a subaru wrx but wants something more mature and doesn't want "another 3 series".

Pros: Handling, Smooth acceleration, ride comfort, AWD, fuel economy (for an awd car 23.2mpg city only), low maintenance.

Cons: Initial throttle hesitation from a stop (automatic trans.). Nothing else.

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2005 Volvo S40 T5Review
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Solid Daily Driver — I absolutely love this car. Its perfectly well behaved when driven around town but has plenty of power when you need it. I'm in high school and its perfect for the driving I have to do, at the sacrifice of a few mpg.

Pros: Power when its on boost and civility when its off.  More space in the trunk then you would expect.

Cons: MPG for its size isn't very impressive.  The radio sometimes doesn't turn on but can usually be fixed just by restarting it.

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2005 Volvo S40Review
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Top Car — Can't really go wrong. Very relaxing car to drive but you can give it the beans.

Pros: Comfy, quick, good looking, economical, refined

Cons: Boot space not great.

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2005 Volvo S40 T5Review
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Fun For The Price And Safe Too! — The manual transmission is the better option for performance and tuning. Easy to work on and fun daily driver. The standard Volvo safety package is always a plus.

Pros: Quality European without the BMW or MB sticker shock.

Cons: Services average about $500 a pop every 7500 miles.

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2005 Volvo S40 T5Review
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Quite A Quick Little Volvo — We had the T5 turbo model. Quite a quick car but front wheel drive did not efficiently handle the power.

Pros: Good acceleration, great value for money. Great cabin quality, fairly well equipped.

Cons: Front wheel drive.

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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 Guru9VTWSD

Okie.good. Everything is good. Thank u for the deal. Read More

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

2008 Volvo S40 Reviews

Review By Guru7J7HS

It is a nice car to drive good for the money Read More

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

2007 Volvo S40 Reviews

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

Review By Deanna

This vehicle was in Poor condition inside and out with a Check Engine on. Read More

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