Used Volvo V40 Estate 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

Volvo V40 Estate (96 - 04)
  • Volvo V40 Estate (96 - 04)
  • Volvo V40 Estate (96 - 04)

What's the used Volvo V40 estate like?

Think Volvo and you probably think big, all-accommodating estate cars, but this one is a bit different. The Volvo V40 is more of a 'lifestyle' estate than a hardcore load-lugger. True, the rear seats fold quickly and easily to extend the load area - which will cope with most family clutter - just don't try taking up antiques dealing.

On older cars built before mid-2000, the ride and handling have a particularly ancient feel. However, steering feel, body-control and comfort improved when Volvo revised the chassis.