2006 Volvo S40 User Reviews

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    2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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    95

    First Volvo Won't Be The Last — I've driven Honda's exclusively for more than 20 years. This is my first Volvo product and will not be the last. The car is well built, easy to maneuver, comfortable, and gets surprisingly good gas mileage for a car this size. The interior is well laid out and very quiet. Even though it's a 2006 model, the styling isn't dated and still draws positive attention wherever I go.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Extremely comfortable.  Interior is well laid out.  Great gas mileage.  Good power for a naturally aspirated engine.  Elegant appearance.

    Cons: No local dealership, maintenance costs has to include a trek to the dealership 60 miles away.  Stereo is not as good as I'd expect from a car of this caliber.

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    2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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    60

    Great Family Or Commuter Car — I like how clean the car feels inside and out. The tinted front and rear windows are a nice touch too. Great fuel economy, handling and stopping. Silver color helps keep the car looking clean year round. Love this car!

    Pros: Handling, low maintenance, reliable

    Cons: Sometimes repairs on foreign cars is more expensive than I would like.

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    2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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    55

    I Love My S40 — The only bad thing about the Volvo is trying to chase down a check engine light, the best thing to do is leave them alone and just enjoy the car. If the car drives good, not running hot and all of the fluids are up to snuff, well then just forget the check engine light and keep driving.

    Pros: I have been driving Volvos forever, and I love them

    Cons: Only a few dealers around with the software to work on them

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    2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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    Dont Buy!! Cant Believe There Is Good Reviews About This Car.... — 2006 Volvo S40 2.4i First of all I have never been incline to write a vehicle review before (I just read them), but I feel so aggravated with this car that it’s impossible for me to ignore. I can summarize by saying AVOID THIS CAR AT ALL COST even if it’s a birthday gift, Worst Car Ever!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Pros: It’s a good looking car (different from others) I won’t give any stars for that..It may deserve couple stars here and there but with my experience all those dont matter!!

    Cons: Cons:  Parts are expensive and sometimes have to special order, hard to be work on (and it does need a lot of mechanic visits, so be prepared to pay for hourly rate for the dumbest thing), If changing spark plugs (inaccessible until you take almost the whole car apart) requires an specialist and it takes 2 HOURS to do than you should know that it’s ridiculous…. Wait, my key just got stuck on the ignition ‘cause the computer needs an update??? And the new module (update) it’s going to cost me $300.00??? ; What?! My cylinder head cracked AGAIN and it’s another $1,500 AGAIN? ....  My “Immobilizer” when off and I can’t turn on my car so I have to tow it and pay $50 to fix it… That’s not all but to summarize don’t even consider to buy that piece of s%^&t  

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    2006 Volvo S40 T5 Review
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    85

    I'd Buy Another. — This has been one of my favorite cars, and it's remained interesting to me for a longer period of time than I had expected. The design seems fresh after all these years, and mine has held up very well - quality materials look as good as they did when I purchased it. It's much more fun to drive than comparable japanese or US sedans, yet isn't as common as a BMW 3 series.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I like the design, the comfort, and not seeing one in every spot in the garage at work.

    Cons: I hate that I can't use my iPod with the sound system.

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    2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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    45

    Sporty — Amazing fuel mileage, sports car feel, luxury package, sunroof, leather, bose stereo sound, all in all an awesome car for someone without kids! Very attractive appearance, Ive never done anything to this car except have it serviced! Virtually shop free, trustworthy vehicle. Super fun to drive, tight sporty steering.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Love to drive her! Huge trunk for a sports car.

    Cons: My kids are huge and I cant manage to stuff them into this car anymore!

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    Very Reliable & Easy To Drive — It's easy to handle, very well built, not enough leg room in the back when I drive,hand brake leaver could have been under the dashboard. boot aperture coulh have been a bit bigger, a sixth gear would be good. Overall:NOT BAD

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Side impact protection & Air bags

    Cons: Boot aperture

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    2006 Volvo S40 T5 AWD Review
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    Don't Buy This Car — 168 horses, too little horsies. styling is okay. brakes are okay gas is 19/27 not fun at all. cost is too much . overall it is fun to ride in it. this is sort of wierd writing this based on my opinion

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: seats

    Cons: it always has problems

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    2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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    Volvo S40ness — This car zips around traffic with ease. Build quality is the greatest from super stiff body shaft. Performance is incredible. Gets you from point A to point B in less time than predicted. Great gas mileage. Fun to drive? YES!

    Pros: All

    Cons: None

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    2006 Volvo S40 2.4i Review
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    Nicest Car I've Owned — Nice car, love it being a manual. Wish it were a little faster, but gets really good gas mileage. I have had it a year and very little complaints. I think its looks sexy and I'm hoping to get some rims for it and dress it up a little bit.

    Pros: Looks sexy

    Cons: kinda slow...

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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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