Volvo S40 Reviews

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3.9
posted 1 year ago Michael Bourner
3.7
" Good utility vehicle - heavy handling. Lack lustre performance. Over complicated software - electronic steering unreliable - turns off and on at will. Leaking windscreen with poor quality sealing noted by other owners. "
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posted 1 year ago Angus Caird
4.3
" Great driving experience. Handles well especially on cornering. "
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posted 2 years ago Naj
3.9
" Overall the s40 is excellent car but can have few problems due to sensors that be very costly . "
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posted 2 years ago Naj
4.4
" It's very economical and reliable vechicle highly recommend to anyone. "
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posted 3 years ago david lees
5.0
" very good car for a family top marks all round "
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posted 4 years ago Huw
4.2
" In SE guise it is well equipped with the exception of Sat Nav. The ride is comfortable yet firm so not too much roll. Brakes are excellent and economy is good at just under 50mpg on average for short runs , this improves dramatically on long steady motorway drives with mid 60s easily achievable. Lower than what Volvo quotes but then that was expected. Engine noise is well suppressed at lower revs but is noticeable higher up the range on the little 1.6 diesel at least, but not intrusive by any means. Gear changes can feel a little stiff if rushed but smooth out with deliberate clutch depression when unrushed. It isn't a sporty car in the least but holds its own at this engine level. Styling is IMHO its strong point everything is pretty ergonomic with the exception of floating console , you get used to it but it isn't intuitive as some, most Volvo owners wouldn't notice as it is generic through the range. Nice touches are the self tinting rear view mirror at night and excellent AC/ climate. The paint and finish is excellent deep shine is easily maintained and easy to clean. Overall it is an excellent choice for a small family or someone looking for a reliable saloon who wants quality but not pay OTT for a 180 or 3 Series with a similar spec. Its down to choice obviously but I would recommend, though if I was going to buy one again I would go for the estate version , It just has more going for it but when I bought the saloon I didn't think about that at the time. Servicing costs are reasonable yearly at around £200 and comes with breakdown cover service included. I expect the residual values will be lower than BMW or Mercs but you pay less to start maybe it isn't in the same league as they are but it isn't far off ( I have a BMW as well ) . If you like the look of one try and buy a low miler through Volvo get one you won't regret it. "
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posted 4 years ago chris thompson
3.5
" solid ,good build and good looking. "
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posted 4 years ago Dave Maher
3.2
" A safe unspectacular family car, gets you there and back without drama. Parking sensors appear to be a problem with this model, and an expensive fix. Would probably buy one again but only after a long look at what else was available. "
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posted 4 years ago HENRY
3.5
" very good,underrated family saloon with overall mpg of 47-50mpg,yes it is diesel,and it has covered 220k miles.Volvo main dealer serviced from new ,costs are low and out of servive repairs rare. "
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posted 4 years ago Tom Chambers
3.7
" The Volvo is a great car handles well with a performance that surprises other sports cars. "
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