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2003 Volvo V40 - Consumer Reviews

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Base 1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic - (21 reviews )
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By Jeremias Gentry
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2003 Volvo V40 Wagon 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

We were looking for a good combination of a vehicle that was fun to drive, safe in the event of an accident, and provided utility for a small family. We found it in the V40. I was suprised by the smooth acceleration and responsiveness, definitely enough to work through the perilous Atlanta traffic with ease. We test drove all the wagons and felt this was our best option.


Favorite Features

High quality leather, excellent road feel.


Suggested Improvements

Disappointing fuel economy for a 4 cyl.


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V40: What a nice surprise!!!
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By Solo
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2003 Volvo V40 Wagon 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I chose it over the VW Jetta and Passat wagons based on price and performance, V40's are absolutely a better value in Puerto Rico because VW's are overpriced. The exterior design is simple, but refined and tasteful. Interior design looks and feels expensive and well- finished. Excellent very supportive front seats. There is limited space on the rear seat, but it is roomy and comfortable enough for children and average adults. Acceleration and braking are more than adequate for daily commuting and will even allow some fun on twisty roads and long stretches. It cost only $26k, but every friends and aquaintances guess has been from $38k to $50k.


Favorite Features

Integrated child booster seats, cargo belt in the trunk, powerful engine, sweet sounding music system, and great looks.


Suggested Improvements

Unrefined turbo boost, limited rear legroom.


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An absolute steal!
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By JTK
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2003 Volvo V40 Wagon 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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Just picked up a new, fully loaded 2003 V40 a few days ago after doing extensive online research of smaller, upscale wagons. Feature wise (on paper), the V40 is by far the best value going vs. other upscale smaller wagons, such as the BMW 3-series and Audi A4A Avant. After our first hundred miles or so driving the car, it's clear this car doesn't miss a step vs. the competition. Especially with the current incentives. It's almost too good to be true.


Favorite Features

The overall quality of all the materials and switchgear. Without exageration, this thing is put together as well as any car in the sub- $50K range. Feature-rich for its price (great audio system).


Suggested Improvements

Xenon headlights, true traction control (has only stability assist).


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Superior
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By Paul van der Thujs
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2003 Volvo V40 Wagon 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

While VOLVO's are not known as fun or quick cars, this is a real surprise.


Favorite Features

Spacious and tidy


Suggested Improvements

Remove the lower portion of the back door so we can be storing items with greater flexibility


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This is a great car!
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By isabelle
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2003 Volvo V40 Wagon 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

What a great car. We recently went to look at the XC70 and didn't really like it as much. The V40 is comfortable, practical, and so fun to drive.


Favorite Features

Turbo engine is great. Reliability has been excellent. I have no complaints abou this car. We'd buy another if having two of the same car wasn't weird.


Suggested Improvements

None. I'm sorry to hear that this model will not be offered for too much longer. It's a shame more people did not try this great car out.


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