by prodigy1 on Oct 10, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
I bought a 01 s40 with 30k miles on it and
NEVER gave me an ounce of trouble. I took very good care of it. The dealers always treated me great when I went in to do major maintenance, such as replace turbo o-rings and timing belt. The dealer prices where not bad at all. It's sad to see so many people had such bad luck with theirs. Unfortunately a year ago my wife fell asleep and flipped it over a couple of times but it's a volvo and her and the kids walked away with only seat belt burns. It had 135k miles on it and ran like it was new. I highly recommend this car to anyone. And not all but most of what I'm reading in other reviews that are "complaints" are wear and tear maintenance items.
by irunthis19 on Dec 19, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
So here I looked at all these reviews before buying the car, I thought "Man I wonder if these people are right.." But got the car anyway.
It's a day later, and already I have to replace all fluids, flush everything, buy a new water pump, and replace the timing belt.
The car has been perfectly kept before me, and only has 90,000 miles on it. Yet, I still find myself burning a hole in my pocket.
Do Not Get This Car - Or you'll make the same mistake I did.
Only a year after debuting them on U.S. shores, Volvo has updated the S40 and V40 for 2001. Both the sedan and wagon gain additional crash protection in the form of standard head-protection airbags, dual-stage front airbags and a new child seat-safety system. Under the hood, engine improvements have been made to increase power and lower emissions. There's also a new five-speed automatic transmission that takes the place of the previous four-speed. Other changes are found in the cabin, with new material colors, a redesigned center stack for better functionality, more durable front-seat materials and improved switchgear. Rounding out the S40 and V40's 2001 changes are restyled headlights, bumpers and fenders.