We were looking for a new vehicle for my wife and had good luck with her older car, a 1985 245 Volvo wagon. She wqanted something small, reliable and easy to drive.
We looked at the S40, VW Golf, and Honda Accord. Picked the S40 both on its own merits and our past experience with this brand.
We both really love this car. It has a high quality, comfortable, safe-feeling ride with sporty handling.
Excellent handling....it is too easy to drive much faster than you ought to. Engine delivers plenty of fun with good gas mileage.
The ride is very comfortable, stable, and safe feeling.
Sound system is excellent.
Seats very comfortable - we got heated leather.
Cup holder design is good but location is right next to the driver's right elbow. Just seems easy to knock your arm into.
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