2007 Volvo S 40
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LOVE LOVE LOVE my S40!

by from Boston, MA on June 29, 2010

- Sleek exterior, lots of compliments on the look of my white S40! -Gas mileage is about 310 miles per tank (majority of the miles are highway) with mid-grade gas. -Roomy inside (front/back seats). In...
- Sleek exterior, lots of compliments on the look of my white S40! -Gas mileage is about 310 miles per tank (majority of the miles are highway) with mid-grade gas. -Roomy inside (front/back seats). Interior is simple, not much storage. -Trunk is smaller than my previous compact car. -Acceleration is not the best, sometimes it takes a few seconds to pick up when pulling onto the highway. Great value for a luxury vehicle. Not too many bells & whistles but more than your average Honda or Toyota. I would highly recommend an s40 to anyone looking for a small, compact vehicle that is classy, luxurious, and practical! Perfect for someone just out of college or starting a career who wants something that will turn heads but not empty your wallet.
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Most Impressive Car I've Ever Driven!

by from Philadelphia, PA on May 15, 2007

I just purchased my Volvo S40 over the weekend and I am very pleased. The comfortability and refinement are extremely impressive. I mostly love the comfort level at the driver's seat...back support is...
I just purchased my Volvo S40 over the weekend and I am very pleased. The comfortability and refinement are extremely impressive. I mostly love the comfort level at the driver's seat...back support is phenomenal. The space around the wheel is also excellent. The design of the rear and interior make it easier to view blind spots. Handling is also a plus on this vehicle. The standard stability control on the 2007 models is most certainly a plus. I would definitely recommend this vehicle to others.
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Best Volvo for the Money!

by from Augusta GA on February 10, 2007

As a Volvo driver and owner for more than 20 years, I have been sold on the safety of these vehicles having survived two major accidents while I was in a Volvo. Over time, styling and performance of V...
As a Volvo driver and owner for more than 20 years, I have been sold on the safety of these vehicles having survived two major accidents while I was in a Volvo. Over time, styling and performance of Volvos have improved significantly. The S40 is the fourth Volvo that I have owned and in most respects, the best. Most of my driving is in town and relatively short distance but comfort and acceleration are important considerations. The S40 delivers in both areas. It has plenty of head and leg room for a 6-foot tall driver. The control panel is easy to read and operate. The center console column design with large buttons makes all operations very simple when driving. It is quiet on the highway and handles road irregularities smoothly. The trunk capacity is sufficient for long-weekend trips. Sound systems are an important feature for me. The Dynaudio surround system with subwoofer is outstanding! I would certainly recommend the T5 model which comes with 5 speed automatic as a standard feature along with the 17" tires. The gas mileage for in town driving is reasonably good (23+ mpg so far). I compared this car with other European imports of similar size (BMW, Mercedes). For literally thousands of dollars less, you get better styling and performance and the advanced safety features for which Volvo is renowned. In summary, you get a great performing car with sporty looks and the legendary Volvo safety features.
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Best car I've owned

by from Shanghai on July 29, 2008

Driving in China it's wise to have a safe car that also has the power & stability to get you out of the way of trouble - the Volvo T5 is perfect for this. Only slight complaints are that the stantions...
Driving in China it's wise to have a safe car that also has the power & stability to get you out of the way of trouble - the Volvo T5 is perfect for this. Only slight complaints are that the stantions are extra wide resulting in reduced visibility. Otherwise this car handles well, brakes well & has excellent power all wrapped in a sleek, stylish and solid chassis.
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Volvo S40

by from Tacoma, Washington on April 23, 2017

I bought the car used at around 74k miles. I have had it for about a month and it honestly is a great car. I have driven Ford Explorers, VW TDIs, a Volvo s70, and this is probably my favorite car. It ...
I bought the car used at around 74k miles. I have had it for about a month and it honestly is a great car. I have driven Ford Explorers, VW TDIs, a Volvo s70, and this is probably my favorite car. It feels like a well built car, the interior is perfectly simple. The exterior is great. A huge trunk. The only negatives I can think of their is not alot of leg room for people sitting in the back and the I wish the car was a bit faster.
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AWESOME CAR!

by from California on October 11, 2009

I've got the T5 model and only had this car for 3 days, but its a lot of fun to drive. Its amazingly fast and hugs the turns. I'm 6 foot and theres plenty of space, plus theres plenty of room in the b...
I've got the T5 model and only had this car for 3 days, but its a lot of fun to drive. Its amazingly fast and hugs the turns. I'm 6 foot and theres plenty of space, plus theres plenty of room in the back for friends. Its also a very nice town car when you want it to be, you just have to be a bit lighter on the gas. Overall its a great car with lots of options, I recommend this car for anyone that wants some fun in their lives.
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This car LOVES to be driven!

by from New York, NY on December 11, 2006

Mine is a red T5 with the appearance package, and I still get compliments at least once a week. Pros: The engine is torquey and pulls strong. Beautiful interior/exterior design. Much less common than...
Mine is a red T5 with the appearance package, and I still get compliments at least once a week. Pros: The engine is torquey and pulls strong. Beautiful interior/exterior design. Much less common than a 3-series or A4. Cons: The only mechanical quirk is a touchy throttle that makes it necessary to use a light foot at stoplights. Tight backseat for 6' adults... as all cars in this category.
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Nice car, but have had problems

by from Bexley, Ohio on February 20, 2008

I don't know if these problems have been addressed by Volvo. But, they are: stereo system; have had two upgrades/updates software. Balance of tires, car was not steering straight; dealer took care. Se...
I don't know if these problems have been addressed by Volvo. But, they are: stereo system; have had two upgrades/updates software. Balance of tires, car was not steering straight; dealer took care. Several electrical problems, rain sensor wipers, inside cabin light button came loose; dealer took care. Finally, Engine stalled or completely turned off power, twice on highways road, dealer took care. Would not recommend this vehicle.
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S40

by from Florida on November 29, 2011

The bad....Rear seat leg room is non existant. Trunk space is limited, set of golf clubs will not fit sideways. Side curtian too big. The good... Everything else about this car.
The bad....Rear seat leg room is non existant. Trunk space is limited, set of golf clubs will not fit sideways. Side curtian too big. The good... Everything else about this car.
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Stay away from this vehicle

by from Montgomery, AL on June 2, 2010

I bought this vehicle in April of 2009 at a local dealership. After a month of owning this car, it started to have this weird humming / knocking sound. I took it to the dealership and was told everyth...
I bought this vehicle in April of 2009 at a local dealership. After a month of owning this car, it started to have this weird humming / knocking sound. I took it to the dealership and was told everything was okay and there was nothing to worry about. 5 months go by and then I have a check engine light that popped up, keep in mind I still have this light sound of knocking come from under my hood. I take it back to the dealership and everything "so-called" checks out fine. On May 31, 2010 The knocking got really loud. I take it back to the dealership and they say I need a new motor. They tell me unfortunately, my warranty expired 1,600 miles ago and it will cost $6500 to fix my car; a car I only owe $9500 on. In case your wandering, I made sure they checked my fluids and yes, my oil was fine and now burnt. Now, I'm left with No car, no transportation, and only one option, let them repo my car and file bankruptsy. If ANYONE has had this same problem PLEASE post to warn others!!!
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