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2003 Volvo S40 - Consumer Reviews

2003 Volvo S40

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58 Total Reviews

Base 1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic - (58 reviews )

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Great Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Dustin07456
on

Vehicle

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


Review

This is the second S40 that i have
owned. It is an exceptionally reliable
car with good pick up and very good
handling. I would recommend this car to
anyone.


Best Features

Power driver seats and overall style of the car.


Worst Features

More horsepower, bigger wheels, and an option for a stiffer suspension


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Love my S40
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By motor_city_smitty
on

Vehicle

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


Review

Solidly built. I could tell it is a
quality vehicle when you shut the door
and sit in the interior. The inside
dash is well laid out.


Best Features

the 1.9L Turbo has nice, very smooth acceleration. The ride quality is exceptional. The car seems to glide when traveling on the freeway.


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Performance
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Exterior Design
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By CBG
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Vehicle

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


Review

I really do like my S40, but the
maintenance cost are a bit
outrageous. In one year I have spent
apx. $700.00 JUST ON MAINTENANCE.
Plus every 15,000 miles you have to
replace all the break pads ($150).
The car is very fun to drive and has
great pick-up, but if I had known I
would be spending so much money on
maintenance I would have stayed with
my Toyota.


Best Features

Pick-up, comfortable headrests


Worst Features

affordable maintenance, fix whatever is causing the break pads to wear down so quickly.


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Just a great car!!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By cyclegirl
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Vehicle

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


Review

I love my car. I might mention that I
do have all the options on my car. I
have had very little problem with the
car. The headlights have gone out, and
I had the rear brakes replaced. The
ride is very smooth and there is more
than enough power when passing or
entering a freeway. I have had my car
3 years, and after 34,000 miles, it's
just been very reliable. Oh, mileage
on the highway seems to be very good.


Best Features

Styling, solid, smooth ride, very peppy, responsive steering. I like the styling of the steering wheel and dash.


Worst Features

I feel the clearcoat could be a bit better; trunk opening is narrow; blue light in the control panels would be fun. I think a manual drive should be available with, of course, the sport seats with graphite accents.


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Great Car! Great Pricing
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jammer
on

Vehicle

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


Review

Even though I am a large person I have
found this car to have great seating
and leg room. Peppy, Fun and
luxurious are words that describe how
it feels to drive this awesome compact
sedan. I never would have guessed a
Volvo could be so much fun to drive!


Best Features

My favorite feature is most likely the power train. Very snappy reponse in acceleration and good shifting by the 5 speed automatic trans.


Worst Features

A little more room for the rear passengers. Also An easier to read dash, the odometer and vehicle information area are hard to read at times.


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