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2001 Volvo S40

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 29/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 1.9 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

2001 Volvo S40 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 184 Ratings for the 2000 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

One of my favorite cars

By on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, fun to drive, comfortable seats, MPG"

Cons: "Road noise, typical maintenance with age"

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

"I got my 03 S40 in Feb 2016 with 70k miles. 3,500 miles and 4 months later I still love this car. Design: I think it looks great on the outside. The interior is dated, but it's a 2003 so it should be. Comfort: I love the seats! All the seats (except the back middle) are so comfortable. I could drive this car all day. The supsension is more "sporty" so it rides stiffer than other small cars. Driving: This thing is so much fun. It handles like a sports car and has awesome pep with that turbo! Road noise is quite loud. Maintenance: When I got the car I knowingly bought it with a few problems. I have had to replace the fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator to fix a problem with the car taking a long time to start. I replaced the wiper fluid nozzles as those has broken. The display on the radio goes black occasionally but usually comes back. I need to replace vacuum hoses as they are cracking but I haven't gotten to it yet. I get 25MPG City and 35MPH Highway."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

My Uber Car

By on Saturday, April 9, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "good value for the price"

Cons: "changing light bulbs constantly"

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

"This car has been very reliable. People generally like Volvos and tell me they can't believe it's a 2003 model. My only gripe is that the lights are always on and the bulbs go out all the time."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Saved My Life

By on Thursday, September 3, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

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

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"I had my volvo for 2 years. It was a great car. As much as people say its expensive to fix... thats a joke. I ordered all my parts from ebay. The parts were way cheaper than a couple of my other cars. Being smart about buying your parts and who you have put them in is where you save money. But recently i flipped my volvo from front to roof and roof to drivers side and back onto its wheels. My sister and her little dog where with me. We had a couple of scratches.. like 2 each. and a bump on our heads. the car unfortunately is being considered totaled because the back of the roof is dented and a rear window will not be able to be put back in. A deer ran into the side of the car and did no damage. She was a great car and never left me stranded. She drove great and handled wonderfully!"

11 people out of 22 found this review helpful

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Love my Volvo S40!

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "compact, responsive, comfortable, safe"

Cons: "redone brakes and struts, but normal maintanance"

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

"We bought our S40 brand new after losing our Avalon in a house/garage fire. It has the sports package and the winter package all rolled into one. The spoiler on the back makes it more attractive than the ones without. It has leather seats (heated) and is a joy to drive. My husband is a large guy, so it is a bit small for him, but for me, it fits like a glove! I love how it handles as well as how it looks."

17 people out of 34 found this review helpful

Love My Volvo's S40

By on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliablity, beautiful body style, good on gas"

Cons: "None that I have found."

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

"I have owned 4 Volvos. 1 New and 3 used. I put 125,000 on all of them. They run like work horses. 1 had an issue with the hydraulic tranny but a $200 flush did the job. I have done basic maintenance and they all live long and happy lives! In 2004 they changed up some things half way thru the year so there are 2 models. (no change is body style.) I have had both. The early 2004 is a great model and the body styles are the same. The difference is the newer 2004 has some cosmetic upgrades and takes synthetic oil and tranny fluid where as the older can use the less expensive fluids. GREAT CARS!"

18 people out of 33 found this review helpful

Do not buy.

By on Friday, June 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Sunroof. Turbo."

Cons: "Engine, trans, interior, quality of parts, costs."

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

"After owning this car less than a year I've replaced Engine Transmission And literally everything in between. Soft leather is ruined from pervious owner. VERY expensive to have worked on, special tools and mechanical knowledge to do simple tasks. Need a special tool to change the oil filter and other simple things. Finding parts is ridiculous, either special order of very expensive."

22 people out of 49 found this review helpful

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