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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 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



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!




Worst car ever?

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

back brake pads went out before front pads. The volvo tech basically told me that it was common but there was nothing that he could do about it. Volvo didn't even bother to respond. Car handles like a banana on wheels, the interior is awful and the seats now that are worn, feel like they are filled with straw. Do I hate it? YEAH! Why don't I sell it, because I'd have to sell it for 12k and I am into it at 27K. Think that I am joking, try to trade one in and then you'll see the grim reality. Buy a used BMW 325 Wagon, better everything!!!! I hate this CAR!




My volvo v40 experience

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

This is absolutely the smoothest driving automobile ever. I've driven them all. It is my wife's car. She loves the size since it is easy to park. The miliage is very good. Interior comfort is excellent.




Superb compact wagon

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

The car is great for families with small children who want an entry-level luxury car. Seats: In both short trips and hundred mile journeys, the driver and passenger front seats are extremely comfortable. However, a rear seat with integrated booster can feel awkard at first. Leather is beautiful, rugged, and cleans easily. Handling: Extremely responsive, though steering is tighter than I had expected. Acceleration: 170hp w/ Turbo provides a smooth, powerful push. Braking: Very strong; have not had problems with pads. Stereo: Takes a while to get used to knob-only control. Rich sound. No satellite option.




Buy a bmw or audi

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

We purchased this car recently...back brake pads needed to be replaced, it is a common problem according to the service people at the dealer but they refused to cover under warranty. The paint on the car is very soft and scratches very easily. Overall is an okay car, not worth the money. It is our fist and last Volvo, customer service is a joke! Don't buy this car, the BMW is going to be our next mini wagon, a much more solid car that only costs a few thousand dollars more.




Love this car

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

This car is a great combination of performance and practicality. It is fun to drive, gets great gas milage and has plenty of storage.



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

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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