2005 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: Never buy the S40

2005 Volvo S40 - Consumer Review

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2.4i Sedan (2.4L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Never buy the S40
By SLara on


2005 Volvo S40 2.4i Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


I have had problems with this car from day 1. Brakes screeching (very loud) when in reverse. Neighbors commented since it was a new car. Dealership would not believe me as they could not duplicate. Many trips to a local dealership where brakes and rotors were replaced (total of three times.) The car had to be slightly inclined to produce screeching. Front screeching started at about 6,000 miles. Had to have the car towed twice. Didn't want to drive it with the horrible noise. Dealership said it was not dangerous to drive. They tried filing rotors, etc. The car has spent at least about two months in the shop (on and off). Finally, recently got the car back with new brake pads. SELL

Best Features

I like the style of the car.It is comfortable.

Worst Features

Fix the mechanical problems. I want to get rid of the car before the warranty is up. I don't trust this car.
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