2005 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: Stylish, yet glitchy, Euro spo
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2005 Volvo S40 Sedan - Consumer Review

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Stylish, yet glitchy, Euro sport sedan
By Steve on

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

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Still like the car 5 years later but looking forward to my next and it won't be another Volvo. Here's a sample of the issues I've had since purchase: key fob doesn't work (I'm on my 4th replacement), car towed 4 times because engine immobilizer won't disengage, lights fell out of side mirrors, radio replaced, heated seats replaced, driver window assembly broke, front woofers replaced, clock doesn't keep time, driver seatbelt won't release when pulled, passenger airbag disables when a passenger is in seat, etc. 2 really annoying attributes: blind spots galore & wheels can not be rotated. Car wobbles at highway speed and no amount of balancing works. Took 2 sets of tires to figure out problem

Best Features

Exterior styling and stance, fuel efficiency, turbo, cheapest insurance of all in same class, ingenuity (seat fold down configurations, center console, etc).

Worst Features

All electronics need major revamp, use a key like Audi/VW, leather quality is poor, move gas door release from between fog lamp buttons, better rear visibility, reduce premium gas requirement to middle grade for turbo, more rear legroom and, most importantly, MAKE HEADLIGHT BEAMS ADJUSTABLE!!
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