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2001 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
After driving several station wagons and the classic 240, I bought this car used in '05 w/ ext. warr. Frnt and back seat cup holders broke after 2 wks. Have replaced tires, ext lights numerous x, transmission, brakes & cruise control. Thank God for the ext. warr. Paint scratches incredibly easy - quite a nuisance. Frnt cup holder is in a bad place and poorly built. Glove box won't close all the way. Knobs for a/c & radio are cheap and the material chips off. Leather stains easily. Driver's headrest sits up too high for short ppl like me. It honestly pains me to say this but after driving Volvos for 20 years and having such a "lovely" experience with this one, I'm done with Volvos.
Turbo, acceleration, moon roof, size, fold down seats, tape deck!, safety (plenty of air bags), placement of dash controls...
More durable paint, leather and interior knobs are needed. Adjustable driver's head rest. Front cup holder design and placement is a joke.