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45K Mile Disappointment
By jamiefg on 07/24/13 15:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

I purchased a 2007 Volvo S40 for safety and design. I've been very happy since! I just picked up my car 2 weeks after a 45K mile checkup at Volvo and was devastated to learn that I had nearly $3,000 of repairs needed. I take great care of my car and was not expecting anything other than the basic oil change and repairs at such low mileage. I am extremely disappointed at this point, and afraid of the thousands of dollars I may need to sink into my car in time. Beyond, the Volvo service team was charging me twice as much as my family mechanic - and quickly met his pricing once I brought it up. I loved my car, but I also want a company I can rely on and trust for 100K miles!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
4.5 years later 2.4 liter with Automatic
By volvo2007dgo on 12/25/11 06:04 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

My S40 will be five years old in June. I have 32500 miles on it. It is only used for personal use. This was an excellent purchase. I would buy this car all over again. I use 93 octane gas and the performance is much better. I think i get better gas mileage using 93 than 87. The seats are so comfortable. Everyone that gets in my car loves the comfy seats and the waterfall dashboard effect where you can store something. There is plenty of power in the 2.4 engine without the turbo as long as you use 93 octane. The engine also loves the fully synthetic oil. The car has been reliable and i found a great volvo specialist to service it. I love the brakes and transmission.
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1 of 15 people found this review helpful
Wait Until It Gets Older..
By gadawg89742 on 09/01/11 13:50 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

I have been very disappointed with this car. I've had my S40 for 4 years now. Wait a few years and your AC compressor WILL go out. My friend and I got our S40s, brand new, within a week of each other and both of our AC compressors went out in the same month 4 years later. The quality over time is just not there with Volvo anymore. So I hope all you people who just got your S40's are ready to shell out a few thousand dollars in the next year. I'll be getting a Toyota...
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A keeper
By ndotym on 06/29/11 15:41 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

I purchased this car from internet sales new, people say the 2.4I is a low in non perfoming car they don't drive this vehicle on the highway, the turbo would of been nice but I plan to keep this one, its a blast with power to spare in manual mode. I get looks all the time, just turn 65,000 and my servicing dealer tells me its a keeper, and I will drive it to the wheels fall off. I have the select package black and dark gray interior tetech, no problems just normal servicing, two sets of tires. Volvo did its job with this one. I believe the 2.4 motor should stay in the Volvo line up. great motor.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Perfect so far
By alice_s40 on 05/03/11 23:37 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

This was not the car I was shopping for when I bought it, I was looking at a BMW 330ihad they not sold it I would be driving that and complaining about the oil changes. However I currently have 45k on mine, it's a stick and its a blast to drive. Mine is red so it attracts the looks and questions. Great gas mileage about 28-32 respectively, it's been driven on some back country roads where traction was an issue and handled it great, snow no problem. All I have done is the oil changes, synthetic blend when The light tells me too..great car, fun to drive, has a little road noise but I replaced the tires and so far so good. Now having said all these good things nothing btw go wrong.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
CPO - Very Reliable
By JG on 10/03/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

I purchased this car with approx. 20000 mi CPO from my local dealer. I have changed the oil every 5000 mi, not factory recommended 7500. I now have 82000+ miles on the car. I've only had to take it in twice for repairs. Once for something very minor and the second time for the A/C going out intermittently on very hot days in South GA. Thank goodness it was CPO! They replaced the compressor (with new clutch assembly) and it is good as new. (Would have cost a mint had it not been covered under the extended warranty - $1200+) Overall, good entry vehicle into the premium compact sedan market. The 2.4i could use 20-30 more HP, but the MPG is great. Average 27 mixed. 31+ Highway.
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LoyalVolvoOwnerFL
By LoyalVolvoOwner on 10/02/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

This is my third Volvo. Same color and same engine. So far everything is great. The transmission adapts to the driver (like a fitted baseball glove) I was concerned about what to do after the warranty expires. I can't think of another car that i could get in and feel as excited as i do for the price that i paid, no matter where my destination may be...work, gym, roadtrip, or out to dinner. I don't think this car will ever look outdated. Auto body shop personnel have said great things. Extended VIP warranty is available but only before the orginal warranty expires.
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2 of 10 people found this review helpful
Stranded on I-85 when engine blew a rod!
By Roger on 09/04/10 20:04 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

I have about 69,050 miles on a 2007 Vovlo s-40. I have changed the oil every 30000-4000 miles, and had service checkups on regular bases. I was stranded last night on I-85 when my car threW a rod, forming two holes in the engine block. The mechanic that took my car in was blown away and said he had never seen anything like this. Nice clean oil rain out of the car and the small pieces that fell out of the motor were nice and shiny because there was no "gunk" in the motor due to the good service history. Please someone tell me if this is not a sorry car. I will never own a Volvo again, and please if you are thinking about buying a Volvo-DO NOT BUY A VOLVO, YOU WILL BE SORRY. U WILL BE STRANDED
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great car
By ndotym on 08/24/10 15:02 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this car off the Culver City Volvo web. I saw this car and had to have it, no regrets, 55,000 just replace the rear brakes, no problems, fun to drive, handles great very comfortable, great sound system. I get lots of looks some say its a females car, I don't care. It handles great, safe in the wet weather. Volvo makes a great product.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great Commuter
By DJF on 05/19/10 19:26 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

Review

I have over 100,000 miles on this car in about 3 years. Fun to drive, comfortable and I feel safe in it. No real problems with the car, even ran it down 3 1/2 quarts low on oil with no developing problems. Switched to synthetic oil about 50,000 miles
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