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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.
  • 2.0 Sport 4dr

    Angela Baines , Wales . Date: 18/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had the older shape (2005) - nice style, but a bit like driving a tank. I was unfortunate enough to be involved in a head on collision with a car driving on the wrong side of the road - don't think I'd have come out so unscathed in my previous car - a Mini (which I only kept 4 months as it was too small!).

    Nice family car, solid, reliable but a bit boring.

  • 2.0 SE 4dr

    sean pitman Date: 10/06/2008
    • 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 have found this car to be reliable to an extreme. I have owned all sorts of cars from Hondas to Renault and i have found the Volvo dealership to be one of the best i have ever delt with (the worst has to be Honda due to there over inflated opion of themselves). Being a 2 ltr petrol it is not the most economical car but you cannot beat the quiet ride - when at traffic lights i can only hear the other car engines and not the Volvos. The boot is on the small side but i new this when i bought the car and i am amazed at the amount of reveiws that list this as a complaint. i will be having another volvo after this and i may treat myself to a S80.

  • 2.0D S 4dr

    Nick Worthington , Wiltshire . Date: 08/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was given this Volvo S40D as a temporary company car but I won't be choosing one again. The engine has some poke but that's all I can say positive about it. The seats are too firm and the lack of space in the cabin makes it a difficult drive if you've got kids. There are hardly any storage spaces. The dashboard has no trip computer and the strange ignition is in the centre of the console - bizzare! And if I hear anyone else tell me I've left the lights on when I haven't! Go for the Passat or Mondeo would be my recommendation. Over-priced for what you get.

  • 2.0D S 4dr

    Perry Sprung , devon . Date: 04/06/2008
    • 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

    Have had my Band new Volvo S40 2.oltr D dor 2 months and its been superb plenty of acceleration and pulling power and well fast enough and cruising at a steady 70mph plus i stil get 50 plus to the gallon!! Dont know how but it does. Far better than my old astra and everyone loves the style and shape and size of the car cant say enough to praise the car and the interior is superb in quality but mp3 connection should be usb type not silly little fidly unknown connection type. Just wish i had the extra cash to have got the full leather interior but you cant have it all!!

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