2001 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: Peppy Car Heavy On Safety

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Peppy Car Heavy On Safety
By RandyK on


2001 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


I really enjoy the S40; it was quite
peppy with excellent breaking for my
driving style. I was especially
impressed with the parking breaks grip
on steep hills; no pressure against the
transmission. I have had several of the
problems others had: check engine
light, brake/tire wear and headlight
blowout. The check engine light was a
recall upgrade, the headlight bad luck.
The tires/breaks were understandable.
Performance rated tires higher than 'H'
wear on all cars at 12-15K. Cheaper
tires will last to 45K. Swift breaking
usually means fast wear. I'll pay the
extra for safety, as luxury cars in
general are not cheap to upkeep.

Best Features

Quick acceleration, fast stops, responsive handling, nice look, reliable, confident driving.

Worst Features

Poor cupholder design, more resilient seat padding, XM radio standard.
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By jnrogz
on 04/14/13 17:32 PM (PDT)

I have been fighting the Check Engine light for 5 years. I see in RANDYK's comments that there was a "recall upgrade"? can you give me more information about that please. ANYTHING at this point would be helpful! THank you

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