A truly awful car
By whiffer on
2002 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
I am in the second year of a four-year lease and am
getting out of it as soon as I can. I've owned a lot
of cars in my time; the S40 is the most
uncomfortable, least driver-friendly car I've ever
had. The interior is cramped, the drive is noisy and
flat, and the fittings are cheap. If you have long
legs (like I do), don't even think about the S40 --
you'll spend half of your drive getting up and
stretching. The rear seats have practically
no legroom at all. I've also had a lot of problems
with reliability, specifically with the electrical
system, and at times the CHECK ENGINE light
comes on for no reason at all. My advice: look
somewhere else if you want a sedan.
The turbo engine is not only fuel-efficient but also
peppy. Unfortunately, this is the only thing good I
can say about the car.
Redesign the entire model. It's hard to believe that
this model sold as well as it did.