2003 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: Don't Do It

2003 Volvo S40 Sedan - Consumer Review

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Don't Do It
By RObert on


2003 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Lot's of rattles, odds and ends that
break. Sure, it's all under warranty,
but each time another visit to the
dealer for service, and who has time
for that? My visits went like
this, "yeah, you're right it's broke,
but we have to order the part, so
you'll have to bring it back," doubling
my number of visits! Defects included
chech engine light on at least 6 x's,
gas cap lock broke, hazard switch
broke, sun roof mechanism broke, and,
for the first time with any car I've
ever owned, rear bakes went on it after
one year, ate into the rotors (not
covered under warranty) causing $400
worth of damage.

Best Features

WAY too little room inside. Push the front seats back for room, and NO ONE, repeat, NO ONE, can sit in the back.

Worst Features

They say volvos last hundreds of thousands of miles. I'll never know because I plan to get rid of it asap. I bought this car in a hurry, with every available feature, about $29,000. Extreme disappointment, and many other cars offering a lot more for the price.
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