Thus far, my experience with the S40
has been completely rewarding.
Notwithstanding the one problem I had
with the passenger airbag being
defective -- which is something I
wouldn't really expect from a Volvo --
this car is an all-around gem. It
combines tight european handling and
turbo-charged power with excellent fuel
economy and distinctive styling.
Quality is clearly a cut above most any
American car, and certainly better than
any car in its price range (including
the Accord, Passat, and Camry).
Responsiveness, especially at highway
speeds; Quality; Handling; Tight all-
around engineering; Safety features;
Large sunroof; Classic styling; Trunk
An affordable factory-installed Volvo
CD player; Heavier doors; Reliable A/C
charger; Electrical issues (check
engine light, airbag light)