2001 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: Very Disappointed

2001 Volvo S40 - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Very Disappointed
By Unhappy in Ottawa on


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


Very poor quality. Engine light kept
going on unitl Volvo finally replaced
O2 sensor 2 years later. Brakes and
tires wear out prematurely. It seems
like at every service appointment I
must replace the front or rear brakes,
not only the pads but also the discs
and rotors. Trunk lock and gear shift
knob had to be replaced. The worst part
is that after 3.5 years the paint
started peeling off the car in the area
around all 4 wheel wells and where the
fenders meet the bumbers. It is clear
that this car, which was made in the
Netherlands at a factory shared by
Volvo and Mistsubishi has a lot more
Mitsubishi than Volvo in it. Overall, I
am extremely disappointed.

Best Features

handling and acceleration

Worst Features

Better brakes and higher quality paint
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