Used Volvo S40 saloon 2004 - 2012 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
Used Volvo S40 saloon 2004 - 2012 review
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What's the used Volvo S40 saloon like?

As a replacement for the original Volvo S40, the 2004 version was very much more modern, abandoning that car’s dated platform (which was shared with Mitsubishi) in favour of the one from the contemporary Ford Focus.

The S40 isn’t quite as sharp to drive as the Ford, but it still handles well and the ride is firm but controlled.