Used 2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2000 Volvo S40 - Consumer Reviews

2000 Volvo S40 Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

109 Total Reviews

Base 1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 4-speed Automatic - (109 reviews )
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
My review
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Patrick Whitworth
on

Vehicle

2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

VERY unhappy with the electrical as well as the climate control system.


Favorite Features

Power of the turbo.


Suggested Improvements

ELECTRICAL!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Bad News
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By U.S. Marine
on

Vehicle

2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Purchased car in 1999, the 1st year model was offered. The car performed well the first 1 1/2 yrs of ownership although we needed 1st of 3 brake jobs at 8,000 mi. In 2001 the car turned into a lemon overnight. Head lamps failed premature. Brake pump failed which was followed up with recall 3 yrs later. The front/rear end started to crack and pop when making turns. As a result the dealership replaced front strut towers and found that eng. mounts were broken. Poping noise in the rear was caused by missing bushings in rear suspension. Dealership said bushings were left out at the factory. The check eng. light has been on more often than not. I'm tired of replac


Favorite Features

Impressed with the handeling, quick pick up and sport style.


Suggested Improvements

Not a true Volvo since it was built in the Netherlands with another automaker. If you own this model, get rid of it! If you are thinking about purchasing the 2000 S40, forget about it.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Nothing but trouble...
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Volvo Hater
on

Vehicle

2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

This car has been in the shop too many times to count. We have almost replaced the whole car piece by piece. Just when we think we're finished, something else goes. Fuel pump first 7000 miles,numerous bulbs of every kind,sunroof twice,brakes,brakes,brakes,and headlight wipers. Oh,did I mention brakes? Brakes have failed and makes me feel unsafe. Lots of other repairs on miscellaneous parts. Our service dept. is terrible and the dealer won't help us out of the lease. We are counting down the months until we're out! This is one family that won't be buying another Volvo. Also, my daughter thinks it's ugly. Maybe because the paint is falling off.


Favorite Features

Seats are comfortable and warm...... Sorry, can't think of one other thing I like about this car.


Suggested Improvements

EVERYTHING!!!!!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

always in the shop
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By usedtobuyamerican
on

Vehicle

2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Not counting tires or oil, maintenance costs: 2004 $1621 2003 $2182 2002 $797 Volvos apparently reach 200k miles by replacing everything on them periodically. Has left me stranded twice!


Favorite Features

Handles & stops well. Great sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Make it at least as reliable as a Chevy.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

110K Miles and Going
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By DallasSteve
on

Vehicle

2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

I love this car! I have personally put over 100K miles on this car in heavy traffic and on road trips and I have never regretted the purchase once. My service has been excellent, my reliability good and the car is without question a well performing small car. I have to say I understand the weiners, they just did not understand the car they purchased. There was a defect with the headlights which was completely fixed under warranty. The brake pads do wear quickly. Volvos have great brakes, they stop on a dime. Great brakes wear quickly, that's the trade-off. I would never trade my safety and breaking for saving a $100 in brake pads.


Favorite Features

It is safe and fun to drive, what else do you need?


Suggested Improvements

The cup holders in the center console are useless except to hold my garage door opener and the back seat is a little short on the leg room.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411