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2004 Volvo S40 (New)

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 5-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

2004 Volvo S40 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 264 Ratings for the 2004 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Beware early examples

By on Sunday, March 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "powerful, responsive handling, comfortable"

Cons: "Fussy engineering, marginal components"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"We bought this car with 99k on the clock, since then the Volvo has been laid up in our garage almost once a month for repairs. This model is about as simple a Volvo as one could buy these days, manual transmission and very few options however it seems nearly every part of the car is just disintegrating. Failed items include the head unit, alternator, front LCA's, front wheel bearings, c/v joint boot torn necessitating new half shaft, new set of ignition coils,headliner and shift cable.Items not long for this world include upholstery, VVT solenoid, exterior paint and various bits of plastic trim. The car is a pleasure to drive when it is working and my understanding is that many of the marginal components on this particular early production example have been upgraded. Servicing the S40 has been somewhat more difficult than most cars, the engine bay is particularly cramped."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

great car

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "looks great, fun to drive"

Cons: "maintenance cost"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I love this car. Drove on trip recently and it did great. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone who wants a luxury car with spunk. Gets up and goes when you need it to and also cruises nicely."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Good reliable car

By on Thursday, January 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliabe"

Cons: "Repair cost"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Like the Volvo S40. It has been reliable, has pretty good gas mileage and is comfortable and safe. Downside is the cost of maintenance and repair. You get what you pay for, but wish repairs didn't add more to the expense of maintaining a Volvo"

Do not buy!

By on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Everything else!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"We purchased this model new in 2007 because my husband drives a lot and we were sold on Volvo's legendary safety and reliability. I can't speak to the safety aspect because thankfully we haven't had an accident in it, but as far as reliability...well...it doesn't live up to the hype. We've repaired the AC three times and had to replace the engine and both front axels. The headlamps have to be replaced several times per year, the rear lamps less frequently. The vehicle is spry and fun to drive but the interior is pretty utilitarian and not the most comfortable car in the world. I would not recommend a Volvo to anyone and I will not be purchasing another. It is very expensive to do even routine maintenance much less repairs the Volvo mechanics at the dealer charge at $200/hr."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best Car ever!

By on Tuesday, November 05, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "smooth drive!"

Cons: "repairs are costly because of the volvo name"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love this car!, we've had ours for years and never had any problems, it is about 9 years old and has above 100,000 miles on it and drives better than new cars. Strong sturdy car. LOVE!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

My daughter's vehcile, which I helped her purchase

By on Friday, October 04, 2013

I don't own this car

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Auto Check Vehicle History Report Available."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Terrific vehicle. Purchased after my daughters divorce and wanted a good vehicle for small grandsons safety. Has proved to meet all expectations. Safety, gas mileage, comfort, reliable, handles well in ALL weather."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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