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Review It handles great, good quality, gas mileage superb--36mpg on a 1000 mile hilly trip through VA,WV,and OH with the cruise set at 70 and 3 adults. I love the turbo and the fact that the cruise never kicks out on long steep grades and provides good acceleration when needed. I don't understand the other reviewer's problems with brakes. Mine are still the original. I get 39 mpg driving a back and forth over an 80mi (160) stretch over the Blue Ridge Mts. I love the computer mpg meter giving instantaneous and avg mpg. The other features (heated seats, pockets in front of seat base) are nice. Overall a great little car. It could use a little more floor room for rear occupants.
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What options are available on the 2003 Volvo S40?
Available Volvo S40 2003 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Trims: 2.4i, T5, Base, T5 R-Design, LSE, SE
Exterior Colors: Silver Metallic, Black, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Ice White, Titanium Gray Metallic, Barents Blue Metallic, Passion Red, Flint Gray Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Black Stone, Chameleon Blue Pearl, Solid Black, White, Gekko Green Pearl, Premium Electric Silver Metallic, Bamboo Green Metallic , Red, Terra Gray Metallic, Titanium Grey Metallic
Interior Colors: Off Black leather, Off Black, Dark Beige/Quartz leather, Quartz leather, Dark Beige/Quartz, Dark Beige/Quartz cloth, Dalaro Off Black cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Trip Computer, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, AWD/4WD, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights