2001 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: Peppy Car Heavy On Safety

2001 Volvo S40 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic)

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Peppy Car Heavy On Safety
By RandyK on


2001 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


I really enjoy the S40; it was quite peppy with excellent breaking for my driving style. I was especially impressed with the parking breaks grip on steep hills; no pressure against the transmission. I have had several of the problems others had: check engine light, brake/tire wear and headlight blowout. The check engine light was a recall upgrade, the headlight bad luck. The tires/breaks were understandable. Performance rated tires higher than 'H' wear on all cars at 12-15K. Cheaper tires will last to 45K. Swift breaking usually means fast wear. I'll pay the extra for safety, as luxury cars in general are not cheap to upkeep.

Best Features

Quick acceleration, fast stops, responsive handling, nice look, reliable, confident driving.

Worst Features

Poor cupholder design, more resilient seat padding, XM radio standard.
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By jnrogz
on 04/14/13 17:32 PM (PDT)

I have been fighting the Check Engine light for 5 years. I see in RANDYK's comments that there was a "recall upgrade"? can you give me more information about that please. ANYTHING at this point would be helpful! THank you

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