2004 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: Excellent car for the money!

2004 Volvo S40 - Consumer Review

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

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Excellent car for the money!
By Ken Y. on


2004 Volvo S40 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


I purchased my 2004 S40 on 9/2003 with a $4000 rebate and free maintenance for 3 yrs. The 170hp turbo has plenty of power and the 5-speed automatic is great. This is one of the best cars I have ever owned. I currently have 33k miles on it. This car has features like auto climate control and heated seats that are usually only found on larger vehicles. They put synthetic oil in from the factory so you only have to go back for an oil change every 7,500 miles. This car is also very fun to drive and it handles the road like a champ.

Best Features

Powerful Turbo-charged engine, auto climate control, heated seats, excellent handling, very fun to drive.

Worst Features

They don't use platinum spark plugs which would allow you to go 100k without replacing the plugs. Instead you have to change the plugs at 30/40k miles. They don't use Dex-cool anti- freeze which allows you to go 5 years or 150k without changing the coolant. This results in high maint. cost.
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