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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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21 reader reviews for Volvo S40 Saloon.
  • 1.9D 115 Sport Lux 4dr

    gordon roy , west lothian . Date: 20/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    i bought my second s40 18 months ago, the first one i owned was an early 1.8se petrol model s registered which had none of the build quality gripes i have read about. the current car is the s40 1.9d sport lux model which i have now owned for 18 months and has amassed almost 170000 miles and has the high mileage volvo owners club badge proudly placed on the windscreen next to the taxdisc, it also passed its last mot needing a headlight adjustment at around 160k great cars , dont even think twice about buying one

  • 1.9D 102 Sport 4dr

    George Baxter , Scotland . Date: 15/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    Great car bought as an ex demo 9000miles . been a great car olny had to renew brake disks around 50.000.miles 40.000 miles out of first set of pirelli tyres. touch wood not much else apart from service items. now 85.000 miles . never failed so far. great fuel on a long run round the trossachs managed to get average on the computer of 65mpg

  • 1.9D 115 Sport Lux 4dr

    David Armstrong Date: 13/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having read many reports from motoring journalists, i am totally unable to accept their criticisms of this car. This is the 38th car i have owned in the last 27 years, and can hand on heart say this is at or very near the top of the pile !! I also noticed that the people who complain about the S40 have either owned the Phase 1 version, or more likely a T4 variant. I have owned my 52 plate 1.9D Sport (115bhp) car for the last 2 1/2 years and taken the mileage from 46500, to its present 92500. This car has NEVER missed a beat ALWAYS returned at least 46mpg no matter what the roads, cheap road tax, and cheap to service through independant Volvo specialist (VolvoTech of Romsey). Had the ECU re-mapped from ChipTuning when I first bought the car, and now produces 150bhp at the fly (130bhp at the wheels) SUPERB car !!!

  • 1.8 XS 4dr

    Mike Hartley , Lincs . Date: 26/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own a 2000 W-Reg S40 1.8 XS, purchased in December 2006, and I was fully aware I would need to do 20-25,000 miles a year.

    Fuel economy on the daily commute is 42mpg and recently, on a 1000-mile round-trip, it reached 49.8mpg.

    Most importantly for me, due to back problems, is the ride and interior comfort - and these are both superb. My 1000-mile trip was done in complete comfort and with no aches or pains, the miles just drifting by.

    Am I happy with it? Oh, yeah. Would I recommend it? Yup. Do I think the two-star What Car? rating is wrong? Definitely!

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