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End of Lease Review
By Graham on
2002 Volvo V40 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
There were 3 areas of disappointment I had with this vehicle: 1)excessive brake pad wear, 2)poor quality original tires, and 3)expensive maintenance costs. The interior quality was good, almost excellent. When the car was new, it felt like a struggle to get it up to 65-75 mph, but now that it has over 50k miles, it flies! So the power and acceleration improve with age! Too bad I am returning it.Volvo has got to do something to compensate owners for the poor brake pad wear, they won't admit that there is a problem.The OEM Continental tires would not stay inflated properly.Also had 2 flats.Upgrade to Michelins required tires rated to 150 mph! Expensive. Why Volvo?!
Safety. Reliable engine. Power gets better with mileage. Conservative and functional interior and dash. the black metallic paint and beige interior look good and still do after 50,000 miles.
Be realistic. This vehicle requires maintenance every 5,000 miles - similar to Lexus and Acura. It is easier to replace brake pads at this interval than at 7,500 mile intervals. I replaced 3 pairs of brake rotors because of this.