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Overall reader verdict 5 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
    4 out of 5 stars

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Volvo V40 (12-) Hatchback
6 reader reviews for Volvo V40 Hatchback.
  • 1.6 D2 115 R-Design 5dr

    Tom Smith , . Date: 12/06/2014
    • 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
      57

    My car

    I have owned my new V40 D2 R-Design since April and I have to say I haven't experienced any of the problems the reviewer has here. I think how you drive the car makes a big difference to fuel economy. My favourite thing about my car is that I don;t think I've ever seen more than two other V40 on any journey I've ever been on! (Yet interestingly in the Netherlands it is the best selling car), I think a b ig part of the reason is badge snobbery (wanting to be one of the BMW, Merc and Audi "club")Also get free Road Tax, so I have no regrets about buying my Volvo.

  • 1.6 D2 115 C/Country Lux 5dr

    karl elvidge , Essex . Date: 30/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have Had this volvo for 2months now and it has been a fantastic car to drive and own. I have had Audi A3 and A4's and c/class merc's VW golf's in the past but this is by far the best car i have ever owned. I got the volvo 1.6 D2 c/country lux with the auto gearbox. The controls for the computer radio and car take about a week to learn. The drive is very smooth and the auto box feels just right. I get about 50-55mpg with normal driving but when i take it really easy i have had 72.4mpg but that was driving like a nun. The only thing i can think off is that the boot is on the small size. I would give this car 5Stars all day long

  • 2.0 D3 150 R-Design 5dr

    Jane Lloyd , . Date: 17/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just had a new 63 plate volvo R Design in black sapphire and it is a great looking car. I test drove the new Golf and the Audi sportback , as for value the standard equipment beat the latter cars hands down. I have the D3 150bhp which has awesome power and has a nice whirl of the engine when changing up the gears,the front seats are very comfortable and hug you when in the driving seat. The quality of the cabin is very good however the controls for the radio/tel/media are small and quite distracting when driving , in comparison to the New golf which had an excellent layout. The fuel economy is not meeting the official figures stated by volvo of 65mpg and I am only averaging 48mpg but taken into account I have only covered 900 miles so i am hoping for better figures when the car has done 3000 miles and run in. The front grille,chrome mirrors and twin exhaust is standard on the R design model and really make this car a desirable car for young drivers like myself and stands out from the boring look of the New Golf and Audi Sportback, however this is personal perference and as I have owned both the Golf and Audi I wanted a complete change, and so far this car has not disappointed in the feel good factor and certainly ticks all the boxes, Lets just hope the fuel consumption will improve!

  • 1.6 D2 115 SE 5dr

    freddy hall , . Date: 26/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 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

    I have to agree with david graves and wonder sometimes about how the car mags come to their results regarding their reviews. I too went round all the usual suspects when going for a new car (audi, bmw, golf,seat etc)and as good as they are they didn't have or look something different, then my wife snd i went to the volvo garage. To say that it is the most stylish car in its class is an understatement. When i went out for a test drive in the d2 (which was specced with 17" alloys) i was blown away, it drove and handled brilliantly, totally loved the interior, seats are probably the best on the market. After returning we decided on the D2 SE specced with metallic gery, 17" segomo wheels glass roof and of course the digital speedo (love it). I have now done 11,000 miles in it and can honestly say i made the right decision buying this car. I do about 70%/30% town and country and i am still averaging just over 60mpg, which is crazy for a car this weight and size. I only have one niggle and that is there is buzzing inside and sometimes it can be very annoying (not heard during warm weather) and they have had 2 attempts but so far no result. Once you factor in the offer that i was given when i purchased the car, 3 years interest free payments, 3 years free servicing, and the icing on the cake is i just renewed my insurance and due to the car having city safety fitted it has brought my payment down to £158 a year!!!!!!! it's really a no brainer.

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