"I want to love this car but it's making it difficult. I have the T5, bought it new, it's a beautiful vehicle, I put aftermarket wheels on it and when it's not in the shop, it's a joy to drive. Unfortunately it's been in the shop 8 times in just over a year with 20,000 miles. Electrical problems, A/C, Ignition switch, computer, and it seems to be developing more rattles and squeaks as it gets more milage, it's currently in for problems with the turbo howling. I'm having serious concerns about keeping this car past the warranty."
"I've got a Volvo 2.4i. I recently got it with 70,000+K on it and it runs like a dream. The leather seats are so comfortable its ridiculous. I almost wish I had more places to go so I can just stay in my car and drive around!!! It has power, looks, lots of cool features and it's swedish! I was looking into buying Audi, BMW or Saab but this car has not dissapointed. For the price, it is an unbelievable car! Everyone's always staring and I love it! The stock stereo isn't bad at all, though I wish the FM reception was a little better. I just love this car so so so much, its not even right. Who needs a boyfriend?! Haha."
Pros: "FUN, FAST, RELIABLE, good in the snow, perfect siz"
Cons: "not much trunk space, small back seat, decent MPG"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've owned my S40 turbo AWD for 2 years and love it. It's a fun, fast vehicle that I feel safe putting my two small children in, and is sturdy in the snow. Makes me feel a bit "younger" when I can drive a little bit faster off the line (without the kiddos in the car of course!) than some of the other cars out there. I would very much recommend this vehicle to those looking for a smaller, reliable car. Cons:not much trunk space when carting strollers, bags, etc and I have recently noticed a small electric tic sound on occasion"
"I love my S40. I got it while was pregnant with my son, since I was driving a sports car at he time.
My biggest disappointment is the back seats. The doors didn't open enough to get the carrier in and out, and the center seat is more of a bump, giving a bucket seat effect, but forcing me to put the car seat on the end.
I love the way it handles, it's no sports car, but it's not a big car so I could still move easily through traffic.
My husband and I are skinny, so we fit just fine in the front, but if we were larger people, it would not be so comfortable."
"I bought my 06 T5 AWD last August. It has the premium interior, sound system and climate packages. The car is extremely comfortable, handles well and has great acceleration. I have 20K miles on it now and it's been flawless. Fuel economy on the highway is around 28-29 and I get 23-24 when banging around. I live in a hilly area, so I expect you could get better on more level terrain.
The car is great all around but I've been particularly impressed with its highway performance. It is very well planted, even at high speed, and the engine really delivers when changing lanes. Did I mention how comfortable the car is - long trips are a pleasure."