This car is fantastic! Mine has a silky smooth 6 speed manual transmission that is quick out of the gate. I have experienced next to no turbo lagged from the peppy 2.5 litre. Quick accelaration and the feeling of a more expensive German sedan make this Volvo a great choice. The interior is sleek. Simple and elegant is Volvo's game. And Volvo wins with this S40. The owner's manual recommends 91 octane fuel, but 87 delivers nearly identical performance and fuel economy. Besides the car, my dealership experience was fantastic. Thank you Gengras Volvo - East Hartford, CT!
6 speed manual transmission matted to the 2.5 litre turbocharged engine.
The dynamic trim package ($1800) adds some desired flare to the exterior. I opted for the trunk spoiler alone to take this Volvo's exterior styling up a notch.