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2008 Volvo S40Review
Guru9LYVDF writes:
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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 bons pneus, une batterie neuve et les freins comme neufs. De plus, le luxe est au rendez-vous malgré l’âge du véhicule. J’en suis satisfait.

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2008 Volvo S40Review
Guru7J7HS writes:
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It is a nice car to drive good for the money

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2008 Volvo S40 2.4iReview
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An Excellent Car For Anyone -- From College Student To Successful Business Exec To Soccer Mom — 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 finest German interior, and even the base rivals most of them. Being over 6 feet tall, I wish the back seats had more legroom... Other than that, no complaints. It is fun to drive, the handling is nimble and responsive, and the power is great for a naturally aspirated five cylinder.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sporty and pretty awesome handling... There is a decent amount of trunk room for the size. The car is very comfortable, smooth, and reliable. Also, the fuel economy is pretty good for the power, and if you set it on cruise control while on the freeway you can get up to 33+ mpg.

Cons: Lacks space in the rear seat.

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2008 Volvo S40 2.4iReview
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Volvo S40 D5 2.4 Se Sports R-design — 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 drive biggest problem is putting the 180 b.h.p down whether it be wet or dry it justs wheel spins to much torque it needs more b.h.p but make it a.w.d it would be a fantstic car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fun to drive

Cons: cant get the power down needs 4wd or a.w.d

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2008 Volvo S40 T5Review
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Good To Have If You Appreciate It — Cool to drive in tiptronic mode always. Not bad torque, handles well, good acceleration, watch for the brakes. Nice attraction on the roads, easy to park, nice features on the dashboard. Beware the extreme heat like in the GCC; windows mechanism get stuck

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Casual and sporty

Cons: Expensive maintenance, resale value ......

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2008 Volvo S40Review
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Here Is The Hjorn Here Is The Pjorn — Performance: The 1.6litre Ford Fiesta engine roars like a kitten and hurtles the car 0-60 in 11 seconds+ Build Quality: Extremely well put together. Good solid construction. Crash into a Volvo and die :p Appearance: The R-design is drop dead gorgeous. Two tone seats and bodykit. Very sexy for a Volvo. Cost of ownership: Half the price of a 3 series BM-Scum-wagen. 3 years free servicing a bonus! Fun factor: Its ok, Its comfortable but not exciting. The pirelli tyres and front strut brace make the front a bit too tight and the back a little loose given the weight of the car. I've had it sideways where it caught me out (Keep the car balanced) but with a dab of oppo I was away.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks great, comfortable ride, a good m'way cruiser

Cons: Slow as hell in 1.6 form

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2008 Volvo S40 2.4iReview
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A Very Good Car...only Slightly Ruined By Its Price —

The Volvo S40 does not seem to be a significant car when you take into account that its based on a European Ford Focus but is quite a lot more expensive. Yet after driving one, its really the feature it includes which might explain why its rather expensive. I like the way new Volvos have looked, they're no longer the square bricks I remember from the 80s where some looked ghastly. The interior is actually quite nice in an S40, there's quite a few buttons but not enough to overwhelm you. The most notable feature is BLIT which is basically a blind spot detector, nifty...but hopefully you don't fully rely on it. Still the nice touches are why some might buy one. To drive its pretty similar to driving a heavy Mazda3 since both are based off the same European Ford Focus platform(the American one is outdated in comparison). This means the handling is quite sharp and the drive is quite engaging. The 4-cylinder in the 2.4 is really the only problem here, the car has luxury features but doesn't make up for it in grunt so its not that quick. I do like this car but its priced close to that of a Lexus IS250 which is RWD and if I wanted a car like this I'd just get a Mazda 3 since I don't need the luxury features.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Overall a very good car

Cons: Expensive for what it is and what it competes against

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2008 Volvo S40 2.4iReview
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It's Cheap, But Still A Volvo. —

I drove this car over a weekend on a road trip as a rental. And obviously, it was pretty much the lowest spec possible. The tiny engine didn't give the car much oomph - understandable when you consider it weighs just shy of two tons. But it was enough to propel it along the road. The transmission was brilliant, though, and made good use of every one of the few horsepowers the engine gave it. And it managed an average of 34 mpg, with the vast majority of the thousand or so miles driven being on the highway, but that's pretty impressive, 'cos that higher than what a prius would've done on this kind of road. It felt fairly light and maneuverable, and most importantly in a volvo, planted. I imagine it's not easy to crash this thing, and what's even more surprising for a volvo, it handles well. That was a pleasant surprise on those twisty roads. The build quality wasn't quite as exquisite as that on my lexus, nor on the other volvo we own. But it seemed sturdy, nothing rattled, and, consistent with volvo's philosophy, form followed function.The most important kit - the airbags and safety features weren't options, but instead, all standard and were still present in this one. And that's a good thing to know on such a long road trip, and that it's still a volvo underneath it all. The back seats aren't terribly roomy, but that's okay - it isn't a very big car on the outside either. My only true bone to pick with this car was the fact that they fitted a pipette for the petrol tank - it only has a range of around 250 highway miles on one tank (or it did for me), and it must be tiny - just 10 gal or so.

Pros: It isn't made to be exquisite, and it isn't. It's just a good car.

Cons: There really isn't anything bad about it.

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2008 Volvo S40 T5 AWDReview
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2008 S40 T5 Awd Delivers —

This is my third Volvo and i continue to be impressed.this is my first Volvo since the ford days began. The car looks great though it could stand to be about half an inch lower. The suspension is stiffer than in the 2.4i however Volvo dropped the ball on only offering the manual transmission in the 2.4i trim. The ride quality is not compromised with the stiffer suspension, the ability to feel the surface you are driving on is a requirement . The drive-ability is great with a little bit of body roll that should be expected. Overall the suspension is firm and adds to the sporty feel of the vehicle. The S40 is quick, the turbo charged engine delivers on par with those of the Audis and BMWs i have driven. Volvo has finally put out a vehicle on par performance wise with the two major German manufacturers. the S40 is also a very fuel efficient machine and that helps in these times of $4 + gasoline. The guys at Volvo have done a wonderful thing adding 15 BHP to the line from last year while keeping the overall fuel economy. The interior is amazing the design is simple modern and not hard on the eyes. Couple that with what are in my opinion the most comfortable seats you can get in a car and you have a fantastic interior. Volvo has also once again delivered on the exterior looks. The sleek Scandinavian design looks great in addition to being an integral part of the vehicle's fuel economy. this car is an underrated performer in its class and eclipses its competition in value for the money. The car has been a treat to drive and makes the daily commute more of a joy than a chore. Add in Volvo reliability and safety and you have one gem of a European sports sedan. I look forward to the addition of the six speed manual gearbox to the turbo model in 2009.

Pros: Acceleration, driving experience, power, interior, stereo, looks, value.

Cons: No manual trans, needs to be lower.

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2008 Volvo S40 2.4iReview
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Well Designed, Pacey And Solid — Great design features, well laid out instruments and controls. Solid build and still quite a rare car. Performance is more than adequate, fuel economy could be better, ride quality and comfort up there with the best. Engine is refined and responsive.

Pros: Build qulity, design, comfort

Cons: Small fuel tank, Boot could be better

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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 Frank

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

Review By Guru9VTWSD

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

2006 Volvo S40 Reviews

Review By RhondaMichelle

I purchased a 2006 Volvo S40 as a first car for my son and was worth every penny spent. Though he eventually totaled the car it was worth it. The road handling and maneuverability were excellent. Mi... Read More

First Volvo Won't Be The Last By Tedasman

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 ... Read More

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