Consistent 32 mpg and fun
By Cban on
2002 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
I really enjoy the car and the mileage is unbelievable given my driving habits. The car stops on a dime, which has saved me quite a number of times. The brake dust is a bit annoying, but the pads will be upgraded to ceramic when I have to replace them. I agree that my driver seat tips forward when you brake and back when you step on the gas. It's minor, but it is a unique feeling. I am a bit concerned about the quality given that my door latch on the exterior rear passenger door no longer works and the locking fuel door sometime has to manually unlatched from inside the trunk. All in all, I recommend the vehicle as it is fun, safe and merely sips on fuel.
It's no sports car, but it is peppy, it stops like no other and you can still exceed 30 mpg.
There should be additional aftermarket components to enhance performance.