2006 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: ehh, it's ok...
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2006 Volvo S40 - Consumer Review

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ehh, it's ok...
By Lex on

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2006 Volvo S40 T5 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)

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this car does not perform. it's got a bit of turbo but it doesn't effectively come on until higher rpms of third gear. the car handles like a beast. high center of gravity, extreme understeer. this car may initially spark the interest of a twenty-something looking to mod this swedish turbo, but they will find little in the way of aftermarket support. this is a great car for mommies with a heavy foot... but watch out for that gas mileage. mine's terrible. boy racers: look elsewhere... you wouldn't want to pay this much to be whipped by an accord (which gets better mp's). push it on the backroads and you'll end up in a ditch. handling is that bad. car needs more R&D

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safety's a big plus. seats look great, but are uncomfortable for anything into the hour range. premium stereo is nice. i am dissapointed in my purchase. better appointed cars can be had for less. mine gets much less mpg's than stated. this car is all safety, minimul comfort, minimal fun

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car tracks terribly. will follow any line in the road. mine has always pulled to the left. alignment and wheel/tire swaps have not fixed this. volvo's stumped. windows squeak when opened/closed. wind noise. expensive for lack of performance as well as basic interior. i will be selling it
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