By Ron on
Vehicle2005 Volvo S40 T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)
ReviewI first saw the 2004 Volvo S40 T5 at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2003 and I instantly fell in love with it. Having three cars already, I planned to buy a new one at the end of 2004 and I did. I was also considering the Audi A4, Mazda RX8, Mini Cooper, BMW 3-Series and the Volvo S40 T5. The A4 did not have enough mid-range torque. The RX8 guzzled too much gasoline. My neighbor already has two BMWs andthe Mini was going for more than list price! So I got the Volvo. This car's Acceleration is impressive as you quietly leave the loud pocket rockets the kids drive in the dust. Its pick-up is calm and smooth, if you lose on a standing start to a souped up car, you'll appear as if you weren't trying to race anyway. Its handling is responsive with the modified suspension & not choppy at all.
Best Features* Manual 6 speed is effortless compared to my Mercedes-Benz C230 Coupe. * The turbo is also alot quieter than the Mercedes' supercharger. * Side skirts, front & back spoiler option looks great. *The sound system pro logic surround sound is terrific if you have music that utilizes it.
Worst Features* Make a rear wheel drive. * Be the 1st to make LCD standard on all car displays. Chinese phones already utilize this. * Wipe off the lubricant on the doors leak holes. * MP3 player. You can fit 800 min of music in 1 cd vs 80 minutes of audio / regular CD. * Available Volvo tuning department.
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