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2005 Volvo S40 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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By Andrea
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2005 Volvo S40 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have had this car for less than a year and it has been in the shop for brake problems 3 times already. I've also had to go in for software updates for 3 times also. Now I'm having a airbag issue. The company is non- responsive to these problems. This car has made me miss my old car that was 8 years old.


Best Features

The style


Worst Features

Have better customer service when the car is clearly have too many problems.


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Great Car
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By Greg
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2005 Volvo S40 Sedan 2.4i Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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I love this vehicle. Had a few small problems with accessories and small parts, but nothing major.


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Dissapointed
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By Dos santos
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2005 Volvo S40 Sedan 2.4i Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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With gas prices as they are, this purchase was as much about fuel economy as was safety and styling. The EPA ratings say 22 city/ 30 highway. City driving we get 16 and highway 21. This is so far off the mark, I feel ripped off. The dealership just says there are variations. Other than using the AC, I drive as fuel efficiently as possible. I have no problems with our other cars. I bought this to help save money opn gas but I guess I'll have to drive my 7 passenger Toyota SUV , 8 cylinder,that gets gas mileage just shy of these numbers. Why is it some auto makers test their vehicles more accurately than others???


Best Features

Styling inside and out. Nice basic features ie sterio, center console.


Worst Features

Gas milage. Engine sounds whiney and high pitched.


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Solid and nice looking
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By ken
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2005 Volvo S40 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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After 4 months and 4000 miles the S40 T5(prem,clim,conv,audio,auto)is doing okay. Chose FWD to improve MPG and reliabilty. Only service is for fuel pump gasket that causes the check engine light and they always try to blame on improper gas cap application. Pending service for weak Homelink transmitter and broken lens on light below ext mirror. The computer for radio and all the program functions needs to be rebooted occasionally. The OS must be MS product! It is just the right size for my wife(short),very responsive, unique, easy to park. It is costly and MPG is disappointing.


Best Features

responsive engine, good brakes, looks good,3 settings on power seats,great 6 CD radio, trunk package holder


Worst Features

defrost/down-tilt on outside mirrors, personalized key transmitters, faster motors on seat adjustment, fully automatic headlamps, quieter fan, flip- down rear headrests, move clock to center, coin holder


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S40 T5
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By S40 T5
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2005 Volvo S40 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Awesome car! The turbocharged engine is very powerful and will easily break the front tires loose. I have the sport package w/ dynamic sport suspension and it makes for a great handling car with little body lean. Geartronic automatic transmission is very smooth and fun manual control, it will actually allow you to take off in first, second, or third gear! This car feels very solid and the steering has nice weight and feel. Excellent build quality, everything feels solid and of high quality and nothing creaks, squeaks or rattles. This is a great, fun to drive car.


Best Features

Powerful T5 engine, tight handling and excellent steering feel, powerful brakes, great build quality and interior materials, smooth geartronic transmission, clear and loud Premium sound system.


Worst Features

better gas mileage, a button to pop open trunk, wider tires, dynamic sport suspension provides great handling but very firm ride


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