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Best used value S-40ASR turbo
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By Volvo for Life
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2001 Volvo S40 Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I do agree with some people here.If you buy a fully loaded model topping $27800 with all the options you don't want to have any problems and glitches like burning lights or brakes.It is still a best deal in the used sport luxury european sedan category.You have to drive normal and don't abuse it.I love this car,but you have to lubricate brakes ,especially if you drive in salty,cold weather.Handling is superb.Once again you have to buy them used for $9700-11500 range to really enjoy it.It worth this money all the way.Luxury European small sports sedan.


Best Features

Leather heated seats,handling,peppy engine,safety (8 airbags)


Worst Features

Front cupholder is a joke


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Very Disappointed
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By Unhappy in Ottawa
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2001 Volvo S40 Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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Very poor quality. Engine light kept going on unitl Volvo finally replaced O2 sensor 2 years later. Brakes and tires wear out prematurely. It seems like at every service appointment I must replace the front or rear brakes, not only the pads but also the discs and rotors. Trunk lock and gear shift knob had to be replaced. The worst part is that after 3.5 years the paint started peeling off the car in the area around all 4 wheel wells and where the fenders meet the bumbers. It is clear that this car, which was made in the Netherlands at a factory shared by Volvo and Mistsubishi has a lot more Mitsubishi than Volvo in it. Overall, I am extremely disappointed.


Best Features

handling and acceleration


Worst Features

Better brakes and higher quality paint


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Be prepared for monthly repairs
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By jgookassian
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2001 Volvo S40 Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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Date-Odometer-Service 6/5/01-4847-Fuel gauge is not reading 9/10/01-7284-Replaced a door molding 5/30/02-14706-replaced front washer valve 8/8/02-16536-Replaced the rear brake pads 3/8/03-23553-Takes 2-3 tries to start the car. Performed speed sensor update 3/19/03-24503-Takes 2-3 tries to start the car. Could not reproddyce 5/30/03-28186-Replaced all light bulbs 7/8/03-30247-Turbo oil return tube leaking. Replaced front brake pads 7/31/03-31586-Install SOP oxygen sensor, install updated wiring harness 9/16/03-34079-Replaced front oxygen sensor 12/9/03-37319-Transmission internally slipping. Replaced the transmission. Continued below.


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2/16/04-38500-Engine stopped when idling. Check Engine light on 3/4/04-38949-Engine stopped on a highway. Turbo plug was loose 3/20/04-39196-Returned the car


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All I ever asked for!
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By MY S40
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2001 Volvo S40 Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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My S40 is exactly what I wqas looking for...no problems thus far, EXCEPT the trunk light went out...no biggie. The car has great handling and acceleration


Best Features

the TURBO! I also don't mind the cup holders that much where it is.


Worst Features

Maybe less plastic on the dash


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Nice little car
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By Manimal
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2001 Volvo S40 Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I really like the S40. My mom got it last summer but then gave me the car and traded my jeep for a BMW. Its got a great engine that will pull into the triple digits with relative ease. It rides really smoothly at any speed. My only complaints- the stereo can get muddy when at absolute max volume, the cupholder sucks, and the leather wears down and stains too easily.


Best Features

Great engine- max torque at 1800 RPM!


Worst Features

Make the interior last longer.


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