By Jackpot on
2003 Volvo V40 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
Light, narrow and quick (once you get
past the turbo lag). Excellent for the
price, more fun and nicer than a
Subaru, etc. Performs comparably to
the BMW 3-series wagon, the MB C-class
wagon, or the Audi A4 series for much
less $. Handles well on snow.
Only really irritating problem is soft
paint. In the western US where sand is
used on roads, this car will show a lot
of pockmarks. Had to have the hood
repainted with a more durable enamel,
and a plastic bra is a must.