2003 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: A Great Car

2003 Volvo S40 - Consumer Review

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

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful
A Great Car
By Ray on


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


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.

Best Features

Fuel economy!!!! Turn handling. Acceleration for a little engine---love that turbo. Interior extras and heated power seats Nice style. Braking excellent.

Worst Features

More back seat leg room. Changed angle windshield to cut dash reflection. Add weather band to radio. Higher clearance---have to angle in on steep driveways
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