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Base 1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic - (58 reviews )
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Close to a lemon
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By Consultant
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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
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By PenguinPete
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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Color red is awesome plenty o looks, comfy seats, climate control


Suggested Improvements

Use the S60 leather you charging us the same price


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Is This a Volvo?
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By CG's binky
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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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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!


Favorite Features

handling, and turbo. It has a very sporty feel-not at all what I expected!


Suggested Improvements

I would have liked to try a manual trans-not available. I really like the aluminum or brushed nickel interiors in other cars- maybe in the future? Updated dials and dash appearance could do a lot for this car.


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Oh, not bad
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By John Lee
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2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

It is quiet, comfort, but somewhat expensive.


Suggested Improvements

rear seat space


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Oh, not bad
Performance
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Exterior Design
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By JOHN LEE
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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.


Favorite Features

It is quiet, comfort, but somewhat expensive.


Suggested Improvements

rear seat space


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