Superb Compact Wagon
By rachmaninov1 on
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
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
Layout: Incredible comfort and room in
the front seats for a compact car.
Style: Classic, simple, and tasteful
interior and gauges--unlike Passat and
1) Tougher paint: A paint bubble formed
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.