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Overall reader verdict 3 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
    3 out of 5 stars

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51 reader reviews for Volvo S40 Saloon.
  • 2.4i S 4dr

    Charles Mcluckie , Ayrshire . Date: 22/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a great car! I do long-distance driving and, for a petrol car, the mpg is very good!

    I used to have a Skoda Superb 1.9 TDI comfort, it had excellent mpg but the ride was bumpy. I would recommend this car to anyone because it suits all needs.

  • 2.0D SE Euro III 4dr

    Paul Mc Auley , Antrim . Date: 07/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had the new Volvo S40 overnight for a test drive as my company car is due a change.

    And I have to say it is one of the best cars I have driven in a long time - so much so that I've ordered one today and I have gone for an SE 2.0D - can't wait to get it. What a great car. But don't take my word for it, test drive one yourself as you won't be disappointed.

  • T5 SE 4dr

    Nick Turner , Worcs . Date: 01/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is an update on my previous review (01/11/04). The three days the car was with the dealers became 12 weeks before the car was returned. Subsequent problems have been with the suspension and steering (new joints fitted), repeated failure of fuel gauge, problems with the driver information system, and then an ECU problem which highlighted a major engine fault - this has taken a further 10 weeks to fix (new valves were fitted).

    I have had 16 months of ownership, of which a total of 6 months the car has spent in the workshop! Volvo have now agreed to replace this car.

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