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2003 Volvo S40
By spin65 on 01/08/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

beautiful interior for the price, 5 speed auto, whiplash protection system, CD , cassette and free cappuccino from the dealer. who could ask for anything more?
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if you live in new york stay away
By jack tawil on 12/25/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

ive had this car for a year the cars performance as far as pick up is great. in the snow it sucks , if you hit a pot hole you need a new wheel base a tire and an alignment. the car really could get on your nerves. maintenance very pricy. overall sometimes it could be your friend but in a second it can back stab you
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Noisy and Bumpy ride
By jimwen on 12/22/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

This car has some (not a lot of zip)but the engine vibrates throughtout the car and you can feel through the gas pedal. Small wheels and size of vehicle give very bumpy ride. You feel everything. Brake pads only last 15k miles and the dealer acknologes that this was a design flaw but they do not give a price break to replace.
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Don't Do It
By RObert on 12/15/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Lot's of rattles, odds and ends that break. Sure, it's all under warranty, but each time another visit to the dealer for service, and who has time for that? My visits went like this, "yeah, you're right it's broke, but we have to order the part, so you'll have to bring it back," doubling my number of visits! Defects included chech engine light on at least 6 x's, gas cap lock broke, hazard switch broke, sun roof mechanism broke, and, for the first time with any car I've ever owned, rear bakes went on it after one year, ate into the rotors (not covered under warranty) causing $400 worth of damage.
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But This Car Now
By mgriffinwalters on 12/14/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I had heard before I bought this car that it was junk and that my money would be better spent buying an Audi A4 of BMW 3-series (both of which can actually be cheaper than the S40 since I have yet to see an S40 that didn't come with all of the options). However, after purchasing this car I would never want one of the others. This car is incredibly comfortable inside and Volvo has paid attention to all of the little details. In past years this car may not have had some problems, but Volvo seems to have worked them all out now. Definitely a great buy, especially if you want something out of the ordinary.
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Overall
By Spatwardhan on 10/27/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I've enjoyed the car. Except, I find little annoyances with the DSA light and Check Engine light coming on for no apparent reason and taking it into the service center to have it reset is annoying as well.
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VOVLO S40tay
By L' Petri Design on 10/22/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

Great car, great price!!!!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
:thumbs up:
By Student Lee on 10/11/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I was trying to decide on whether I should buy a new S40, new A4, or new 325i. Just by looking at hp/curb weight or tq/curb weight, the S40 is way ahead of the two. It beats both the A4 and 325i in torque (a fat torque band) while weighing in at under 2800lbs, while the other two are above 3200lbs. This makes a HUGE difference. Although this car is obviously not aimed at being a performance vehicle, it still handles well. The 325i or A4 may beat the S40 in an AutoX course (325 being FR and A4 being awd), but it really doesn't matter since this car will not be raced. I just wanted a sensible car that drives and looks nice.
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