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Bitter-Sweet Feelings for the Vovo V40
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By BrainEdge
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2004 Volvo V40 Wagon LSE 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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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!


Best Features

Definitely the turbocharged engine. The premium sound is enthralling. Headlight wipers do attract nice comments from drive-thru window attendants. Compared to my Camry's soft suspension, I like V40 sportier suspension.


Worst Features

I would have said to Volvo company to discontinue this car but they already did it and nothing compares V40 styling other than their SUV.


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Worst car ever?
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By I Hate Volvo
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2004 Volvo V40 Wagon LSE 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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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!


Best Features

That is silver.


Worst Features

Absolutely everything.


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My Volvo V40 Experience
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By silver bullet
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2004 Volvo V40 Wagon LSE 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Smooth driving. Responsive braking. Steady on the road. Firm ride but not hard. Sound system. Heating/air conditioning system.


Worst Features

Radio controls more standard and comparable with other cars.


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Superb Compact Wagon
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By rachmaninov1
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2004 Volvo V40 Wagon LSE 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Layout: Incredible comfort and room in the front seats for a compact car. Style: Classic, simple, and tasteful interior and gauges--unlike Passat and some others.


Worst Features

1) Tougher paint: A paint bubble formed on hood. 2) Rear Leg Room: With the front seats all-the-way back, only a few inches separate the back of the front seat from the front end of the rear seat, although the long rear bench gives occupant more room than it appears.


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Buy a BMW or Audi instead
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By George M
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2004 Volvo V40 Wagon LSE 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Best Features

it is small enough and has good gas mileage.


Worst Features

paint, brakes, interior isn't very comfortable on long trips.


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