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2003 Volvo S40 - Consumer Reviews

2003 Volvo S40

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Base 1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic - (58 reviews )
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Love my Volvo!
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By TLA72
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Vehicle

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


Review

The car is easy to handle and fun to drive. It is a fast little car. The leather interior is great quality and the seats are very comfortable. As a mother, it is a great feeling to know that I am driving my son in one of the worlds safest cars!


Favorite Features

Love the leather interior and the seats are so comfortable and easy to keep clean.


Suggested Improvements

The headlights are pointed downward, they need to be raised slightly higher for better night time driving


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what you will
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By boyo
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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Despite problems with the central computer unit, this is the best vehicle I've owned over the last 40 years.


Favorite Features

very peppy; excellent brakes


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By Dshark
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Vehicle

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


Review

never owned a near-luxury vehicle but the S40 is fantastic so far. The gas mileage takes some getting used to as I previously owned a Mazda Protege LX. Also, it had a manual trany. Great.


Favorite Features

leather interior which can be cleaned with soap and water, automatic transmission, performance and handling


Suggested Improvements

gas mileage, remote trunk opener


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Glad to get rid of it
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By timo
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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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Was shocked at what a high matainance car it was. Aside from ride and being safe, the cost of breaks every 15,000 miles and tune up every 7,500 (one over $500) if you want Volvo to do it. Also, went through 6 headlights in 6 months (warrenty covered) and A/C needed work. I was glad to see it go and went for more reliable and smoother riding Toyota


Favorite Features

Turbo


Suggested Improvements

Make them lower matainance.


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Best Car I've Owned
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By big rich
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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Best car I have ever owned in 30 yrs. of driving. For this price ($26,000) range you can't do better. Quiet, super comfortable, and an unbelievable ride. I will never buy anything else.


Favorite Features

The interior is very plush and the ride is fantastic.


Suggested Improvements

Enlarge the rear view mirrors.


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