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2000 Volvo S40 Sedan

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Base 1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 4-speed Automatic - (110 reviews )

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My first Volvo...won't be my last
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By ColumbusS40
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2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

I wanted a Volvo since I was a kid and
was quite surprised when I got
financed into an S40 at agreeable
terms. The maintenance schedule is a
little high, I must admit, but in my
opinion it's worth it. In one year,
I've put about 20,500 miles on the
car. (This will go down as I moved
closer to the city). Very comfortable,
very solid, and fun to drive. Like it
a lot but will upgrade to a station
wagon (V70)when I can.


Best Features

Strong, sturdy feel. Sport mode makes driving it even more fun and exciting. Gray leather interior with wooden- colored trim is gorgeous!


Worst Features

Cupholder above CD player...??? Brake dust can be bad, control layout improved on recent models, not perfect for 2000 (most minor complaint).


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My review
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By Patrick Whitworth
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Vehicle

2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

VERY unhappy with the electrical as
well as the climate control system.


Best Features

Power of the turbo.


Worst Features

ELECTRICAL!


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Performance
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Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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By U.S. Marine
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Vehicle

2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Purchased car in 1999, the 1st year
model was offered. The car performed
well the first 1 1/2 yrs of ownership
although we needed 1st of 3 brake jobs
at 8,000 mi. In 2001 the car turned
into a lemon overnight. Head lamps
failed premature. Brake pump failed
which was followed up with recall 3 yrs
later. The front/rear end started to
crack and pop when making turns. As a
result the dealership replaced front
strut towers and found that eng. mounts
were broken. Poping noise in the rear
was caused by missing bushings in rear
suspension. Dealership said bushings
were left out at the factory. The check
eng. light has been on more often than
not. I'm tired of replac


Best Features

Impressed with the handeling, quick pick up and sport style.


Worst Features

Not a true Volvo since it was built in the Netherlands with another automaker. If you own this model, get rid of it! If you are thinking about purchasing the 2000 S40, forget about it.


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Nothing but trouble...
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Volvo Hater
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Vehicle

2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

This car has been in the shop too many
times to count. We have almost replaced
the whole car piece by piece. Just when
we think we're finished, something else
goes. Fuel pump first 7000
miles,numerous bulbs of every
kind,sunroof
twice,brakes,brakes,brakes,and
headlight wipers. Oh,did I mention
brakes? Brakes have failed and makes me
feel unsafe. Lots of other repairs on
miscellaneous parts. Our service dept.
is terrible and the dealer won't help
us out of the lease. We are counting
down the months until we're out! This
is one family that won't be buying
another Volvo. Also, my daughter thinks
it's ugly. Maybe because the paint is
falling off.


Best Features

Seats are comfortable and warm...... Sorry, can't think of one other thing I like about this car.


Worst Features

EVERYTHING!!!!!


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always in the shop
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By usedtobuyamerican
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2000 Volvo S40 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan


Review

Not counting tires or oil, maintenance
costs:
2004 $1621
2003 $2182
2002 $797

Volvos apparently reach 200k miles by
replacing everything on them
periodically.

Has left me stranded twice!


Best Features

Handles & stops well. Great sound system.


Worst Features

Make it at least as reliable as a Chevy.


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