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
Impressed with the handeling, quick
pick up and sport style.
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.
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
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
Seats are comfortable and warm......
Sorry, can't think of one other thing I
like about this car.
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.
It is safe and fun to drive, what else
do you need?
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.
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