Used Volvo S40 saloon 2004 - 2012 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

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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Ownership cost

What used Volvo S40 saloon will I get for my budget?

Early S40s can be had for as little as £1000, but beware – these will probably need the expensive diesel particulate filter service, or will have either the un-loved 1.8 Flexi-Fuel engine or the underpowered 1.6 petrol.

Better quality diesels start at £2500, while a 2008 2.0-litre diesel with the desirable R-Design body kit will set you back closer to £3000. Late-model 2012 1.6 D2 DRIVe cars still command close to £7000.