S40 is simply fantastic. Very classy and yet very sporty. The newly re- designed 2005 model looks much better than the 2004. The 2.4i has 168 HP, which is enough to leave behind many cars at intersections. Brakes are excellent. The ride is very comfortable and smooth. The seats have lumbar support which is great. Overall, a very sturdy car which looks great on the outside and beautiful on the inside. Steering is not as easy as the Infinity or some of the more expensive cars but the manual says it gives you controlled back which is the perfect term to use. You'll get used to the steering and like it. The 2005 model feels a little better than the 2004 model. A great buy...worth very penny!
Center console is beautifully designed.There is space behind the console which is lit but can be used for any number of things..to keep junk, for women to keep their handbags etc.
A little more storage space. The glove department is kind of small. The user manual fits perfectly so not much more you can keep there. The storage area by the center arm rest is really small. You can keep about 6 or 7 CD's. The area where the cupholders are could be redesigned.