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2003 S40

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2003 Volvo S40

$1,451 - $5,663  MSRP Range
2003 Volvo S40

Review Score

4.3 out of 5 stars

4.3

6 Reviews
83% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.2 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.8 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.2 out of 5 stars Performance
4.2 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

I love this car!

by Volvo lover from on Wed Jun 30 2010

I've had this car for 7 years now and love it just as much today as when I drove it off the lot. It has never had any problems except for a cracked knob on the radio. I'll be the first to admit that I am terrible at keeping up with scheduled maintenance and it still runs great! It's a lot of fun to drive, is easy to park, has great safety features, and gets great gas mileage. It's my first Volvo, but it won't be my last!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

It's got character.

by somedudeinchicago from Chicago on Sat May 28 2011

Definitely love this car. It's good in the corners, and has a fair amount of power. Transmission is better than previous volvo's. It's got a little charm to it. My parents got this car in 2005 (we have a 2004 model) with 20,000 miles. It was handed to me and now the car now has 163,000 miles and yes, things have had to be replaced (suspension, alternator, bushings, basic wear-items), but the car still runs like new. Overall, very good car. However, if I could have done it differently; I would have bought an S60R. One last thing. This car is driven every day, nearly 100 miles each day, and it's not driven lightly. Definitely reliable in my book.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reliable, fun little car to drive.

by Big-D on Tue Aug 08 2017

I have driven a Volvo S40 for almost four years now and have had little to no issues with it. I purchased with over 100k on it, and had to do some maintenance, but nothing more than you'd expect from a car with that many miles.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

I like this car.

by Marin from San Francisco Bay Area on Wed Jul 19 2006

I really like this car. It's not the most stylish on the road, but it has been a reliable car. I like the turbo and the way it performs on the highway. The ride is a little stiff and it has more cabin noise than some other cars. Steering and handling are very good. Good turning ratio. Comfortable seats and easy to use instruments. Gets good mileage. I would recommend it, and I would buy it again, or replace it with the same but newer model.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Did not grow up to the VOLVO name

by Binu from Chicago on Fri Sep 22 2006

Too many mechanical problems. Looks like some one just rushed it through the production. Two inside door handles came off. Too many loose nuts and bolts. Plastic guard underneath the engine fell down within the first year. The liner beneath the front bumper too low and broke off in the first Chicago snow storm. Keeps changing light bulbs every month. Too many problems with the power antenna. I like the handling of the car and the sporty feeling.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

RE:Did not grow up to the VOLVO name,

by Whatever! from on Tue May 17 2011

Did not grow up to the VOLVO name, That's probably the reason it was for sale in the first place. Not all VOLVO's Are like that. It was either a bad apple, or the previous owner(s) got into an accident and tried to fix it chep before they sold it.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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