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2004 Volvo V40 Wagon

 
 

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Volvo V40 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2004 Volvo V40

  • Though loaded with safety equipment, the V40 is hampered by its small size and aging underpinnings.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong complement of safety features, affordable base price, smooth turbo engine, usable cargo space.

  • Cons

    No manual transmission offered, lacks sporting intentions, pricing can quickly escalate with optional equipment installed.

  • What's New for 2004

    The V40 remains largely unchanged for the 2004 model year although an upscale LSE trim version is added. There are also minor revisions…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (22 total reviews)

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Consultant's car

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Vehicle: 2004 Volvo V40 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)

This was our first Volvo purchase. We wanted a car that was safe, but fuel efficient. We also wanted a car that was flexible enough to be both our family car, but also a respectable car to be driven for my consulting work. The V40 fit the bill. I have to drive both short distances in city traffic as well as long distances on highways and the V40 handles both nicely. Four years later I still love my car. I would buy another.




Bitter-sweet feelings for the vovo

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Vehicle: 2004 Volvo V40 LSE 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)

On the first long trip, the engine light came up. Then again, and again. For the first 2000 miles drive, the car was 15 days in the dealership service bay. Then, the best feature of its turbo was not set right. The dash lights keep coming up every now and then without any pattern. Still not fully 'exorcised' and the warranty is over. I will probably never buy a Volvo again, safety or no safety! If your car transmission dies suddenly on a freeway, I don't know how you call it safe or reliable. But only one thing I like about it, the peppy turbo charged engine. Muscle car drivers hate its guts!




Transmission issue

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Vehicle: 2004 Volvo V40 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)

I have 37,000 miles on mine, and it has been a great car for highway travel. I too have had the transmission hangup issue, which the dealer was able to diagnose and replace the shift control unit under warranty. I drive on the highway quite a bit, and like the solid, heavy feel of the car without it driving like a tank.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 2004 Volvo V40 Review

What's New for 2004

The V40 remains largely unchanged for the 2004 model year although an upscale LSE trim version is added. There are also minor revisions to the front fascia, and the audio system now comes prewired for a CD changer, whereas last year's version required an owner to purchase that option.

Talk About The 2004 V40

2004 Volvo V40 Discussions See all Started By

discodoc
discodoc
02-27-2005
Have wanted a V40 since I first drove one but due to poor ratings, have stayed away. 2004 V40 did best of any. Am due to replace my old Subaru Outback and considering a 2004 V40 ONLY....


robbie89512
robbie89512
06-27-2005
The way I understand it is that all the other Volvo models do have an aux jack in the glove box (2005 + models) allowing one to hook up their iPod (and control it remotely). The v40/50's however do n...


volvomax
volvomax
04-01-2003
For 2004 HID's will be available on all Volvo's except the S40, V40 and C70 models....