Used 2004 Volvo S40 Sedan Consumer Reviews - 99 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2004 Volvo S40 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

99 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific S40 model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
bummer
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By hazeleyez68
on

Vehicle

2004 Volvo S40 Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

has anyone else had major problems with
their s40? from the AC to the radio
antenna to the trunk lock....??


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

More Bang Less Buck
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By rcnst
on

Vehicle

2004 Volvo S40 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I dare you to test drive this car. You
will be astounded and amazed. I was. I
mean after all, it's a Volvo. The
brand's not exactly the spicest salsa
on the shelf. Yet, this car has the
horsepower and acceleration of a BMW
330 and A4 3.0 for thousands less. The
interior is innovative and clean, while
torque steer is negligble. And during
the winter months you'll laugh at all
those "rear wheel drive" snobs stuck in
a snow bank. The brakes are sure
stopping, and it's safer than a pillow.
My wife's a little speed demon who
loves this ride and the times are few
and fortunate when I can take this baby
for a spin.


Best Features

Handles like a rear wheel drive car. Gas mileage in the high twenties Safety features for my wife, racer X


Worst Features

Tighter seams around the trunk "beeps" for locking/unlocking car


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Fun and comfort rolled into one!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By brandonpaz
on

Vehicle

2004 Volvo S40 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I have had this car for about a week
now and I love it! It is fun to drive
meets comfort. My boss has been
really happy because I am finally
getting to work on time. I wake up
before my alarm goes off because I am
so excited to wake up and drive to
work. She handles and corners like a
dream, yet I still get all the luxury
features that I want! I was
originally looking at a honda accord
v6, BMW 3 series, Acura RSX. It
finally came down to I was the most
comfortable in the Volvo and it was
the best bang for my buck, 27k
included the T5 with premium, audio,
climate, and sports package.


Best Features

The sleek silver center console! The look of the grille. Wow I love the cornering, and she can really get up and go!


Worst Features

I want a sunglasses holder, change holder, a little more storage space, and I really wish when I locked the car the horn would beep.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

AWESOME CAR
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By s40t5
on

Vehicle

2004 Volvo S40 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I just recently recieved the s4o t5 for
my highschool graduation... its def.
well worth the little bit of money and
its an awesome car to drive!


Best Features

The floating dash and the feature with the windows where if u hold the unlock button down on the remote all 4 windows open...Its like a mercedes!


Worst Features

The clock could be in a better place and thats about it!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Awesome Car at a Great Price
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By James Powers
on

Vehicle

2004 Volvo S40 Sedan 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5A)


Review

I have the 2004.5 S40 2.4i with
Premium Package/Sound, Convenience.
I chose the 2.4i because I didn't feel
the T5 was $3K faster, meaning the
2.4i has some good enough zip for me.
As most others have written, you are
saving quite a few bucks when choosing
the S40 over the TSX, A4 or C230. I
came down to the Acura TSX and the
S40. I paid about $2K less,
understanding the great reliability
history of Acura. At the end of the
day I felt Acura is a small Accord
with a sport package. As for the A4
and C230, both were great cars but
were about $5K more. I would not have
considered the old S40 nor the current
S60, but the new 2004.5 S40) is a
solid car!


Best Features

Premium sound is definitely many notches above the base stereo. Choose it only if music is an important part of your driving experience. The centre console is easy to use if you watch the demo CD or read the manual. The leather they use is good quality and comfortable.


Worst Features

I'm digging real deep here, because I think they did great with the new S40. I do think they need to find a better place for the ignition. I have had to train myself not to smack the windshield wipers when starting the car. Very minor but that's all I've got!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT