2003 Volvo S40 1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic Consumer Reviews 3
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2003 Volvo S40 - Consumer Reviews

2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)

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

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Near the top of this Valet's list.
By jeffj-nj on 08/05/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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700 characters is just NOT enough room to sing this car's praises. I work as a valet, so I've driven, oh, about everything. That said, there is nothing on the road today offering this cost/quality ratio. Everything about the car is just so... right. I had originally prepared a several paragraph essay about this, but I can't post it or even figure out what to cut from it. So, I'll sum it up with this: I've put 25k miles on this car, and enjoyed every one of them. Considering several hundred of them were accumulated in one sitting, and/or during the worst winter NJ has seen in some time, that's really saying quite a bit. If you're looking elsewhere, stop.
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love it!
By dms6dms6 on 07/29/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I love my Volvo. I have had it just over a year now and I've put 26K miles on it...and I've had no problems with it. It is a great car for the money.
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Bad Brakes
By jamminjay on 07/17/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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Brakes should NOT fail at 15,000 miles! On a regular maintenance trip to the dealer they informed us that the rear brakes had less than 10% life life and needed to be replaced. WHAT???? Other than that a peppy little car, pretty solid.
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Great Car for the Price
By Siddiqui on 07/06/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I have bought this car 2 weeks ago, and I love it, This car is quick.With Ford Xplan and $4500 incenticve it is a true bargain, I am waiting to see how it handles in the winter, I opted for sports and climate package with Moonroof. I have read people have some problems in 2000 and 2001 models but i think there are all fixed in 2003. I have checked A4 and VW Passat but they were too pricey as compared to S40.
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Culturally confused but very nice
By Larry Pope on 06/21/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I have never owned a Ford product. I have never owned a Volvo. I've never owned a Mitsubishi product. I've never owned a car built in Holland. One purchase covered all of those voids. That said, the car is well built, and gutsy. It's my wife's driver and she loves it. My only complaint with the car is that the 4 cylinder is a little noisy. But I've driven few 4 cylinders that didn't sound like sewing machines.
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Close to a lemon
By Consultant on 06/01/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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Car has been in repair an average of once per month since we got it. The gas gauge still doesn't work although Volvo made several attempts to recalibrate. Have blown two headlights and the list goes on. Can't wait to get rid of this piece of junk. My first ever car was a Volvo and this will be my last Volvo.
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Safety First Performance First
By PenguinPete on 05/21/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

This car is real good for the price it cant be beat the 03s are now going for around 21-22K fully equipped with premium and climate packages. Its a well made automobile thats FUN to drive. I just wish it had a little more room in the rear I guess thats what the S60 is for but 4 fit fine for a 2 hr trip. Any more I dont know Im never out of the drivers seat.
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Is This a Volvo?
By CG's binky on 05/16/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I've had this car 3 months.I have taken 2 long trips,commute and fun trips.On short drives it handles and has great pick-up.On long drives it has been extremely comfortable and easy to drive.In a pinch,it moved with stabil- ity and traction.I've never owned a Volvo,but I am absolutely sure my money was well spent.It has been fun, good- looking, comfortable and best of all, safe. It has enough verve to equal the responsiveness of a manual trans.As a friend mentioned -"look at all the old Volvo's you see on the road".Can't say I want to own an old Volvo,but it's nice to know it would likely last as long as I would want.I could not be happier with this car!
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Oh, not bad
By John Lee on 05/09/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

We test drove VW Passat, and Jetta. Both vehicles had a higher price tag. The S40 is by far a better car. Good power and the handleing is excellent for a Front Wheel drive car.
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Oh, not bad
By JOHN LEE on 05/09/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

We test drove VW Passat, and Jetta. Both vehicles had a higher price tag. The S40 is by far a better car. Good power and the handleing is excellent for a Front Wheel drive car.
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