2005 Volvo S40 User Reviews

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Very Good Car Experience — I can't believe that I actually survived an entire 3 year lease with this car. Solid handling, very sporty, 6-speed manual. It has a very minimialist Scandinavian interior. Almost too minimalist. I'm returning the car at the end of the lease and am going car-less.

    Pros: Old faithful. Never let me down, very sporty, fast, great handling. Nice rims.

    Cons: NO AUX-IN JACK FOR AN MP3 PLAYER. This was the biggest thorn in my side. I burned CDs non-stop for 3 years.

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    2005 Volvo S40 T5Review
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    I Love This Car, Just Want Something A Tad Bigger — I really like this car but I am wanting something a little bigger and faster. I bought this car as a summer commuter car, I have a pickup but it gets about 17-19 MPG's average. I average about 32-34 MPG's in the summer with A/C on. Road trips 35-36 MPG's with A/C on. Winter driving I haven't really kept track but its about 25-27 MPG over about 4 tanks due to letting it warm up for 15 minutes 2 times a day to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sporty, quick, nice front seats. It is turbocharged, it gets average 32-34 MPG's in the summer with A/C on. Road trip with A/C on 36 MPG's. Winter I haven't really kept track but its about 24-27 MPG due to letting it warm up for 15 minutes 2 times a day to drive.

    Cons: The build quality is very good except for the rattle in the slider for the sunroof. It is a bit small for me. The back seats are good for children but not for adults.

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    2005 Volvo S40 T5 AWDReview
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    Its A Good European Car But Not An Audi — Great car fun to drive and nice turbo. Has awesome interior and Tech 5 fabric and AWD to keep you on the road. Sporty and different than all the other European cars. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 I give it a 10

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun and Sexy

    Cons: Not an Audi

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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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