The S40 has a great exterior look that sets it apart from all the other mainstream vehicles. It especially looks sharp with the sport package options. I have always had people compliment me on how muc...
The S40 has a great exterior look that sets it apart from all the other mainstream vehicles. It especially looks sharp with the sport package options. I have always had people compliment me on how much they like the look of my car. The interior is just as nice to look at, and just as unique.
The T5 version has a turbo charged engine that puts out 218 HP. Definitely go with the 6 speed manual, it has a high fun factor. Because this car has a little more of a sport suspension, the ride can get a little bumpy on rough roads, although, you get much better handling for those days you feel a little more adventurous.
I have had a few coupes in the past, and really like the small sportier look, but it was always a pain to get bags/boxes in and out of the back seat. The S40 gives you the sporty look in the small package, but it is just big enough to have those extra doors for ease of entrance to the back seat. Mind you, the leg room is definitely not spacious, unless your driver or front passenger is quite short. But, I bought the car for me, not the passengers in the back seat.
Standing at a few inches over six feet, I consdier myself a tall guy, and I have no problems with the front seat. The drivers side has a power seat, while both front passengers enjoy a heated seat during the winter months. The stereo is great, and includes a 6-disc changer (although with the advent of the MP3 player, who listens to CD's anymore?). If you go all out (as I did), you can also opt for the Navigation System. It sits above the center console on the dash, and has easy controls at your finger tips on the steering wheel.
Now, I have had a few issues with the car in the past 4 years, but they have been easily fixed and covered by the warranty (so, no money out of my pocket). Last year, the diaphragm went (which created a kind of squealing sound like a bad belt). Then there was a turbo sensor in the front that got water logged. And then this past fall, I dropped my key, and it broke. All of these were easily replaced, and were not major issues. And, as I have owned over a dozen cars in the past 10 years, I expect there to be small issues every now and then.
Overall, I definitely reccomend this car. It has stylish good looks, the fun factor of a sports coupe, the practicality of a sedan, and the safety of a Volvo.