Tellin' All: A Female Perspective
By BPH on
Vehicle2005 Volvo S40 T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)
ReviewI test drove, researched and admired the T5 months before the big purchase. A4 came close in handling and comfort and the Saab 9-3 in speed and safety. What kept drawing me back? The car has an amazing stereo system with and without the upgrade, is fabulous in all weather conditions, received 5 stars in side-impact crash testing and did I mention how fast it is? I went with the 6 speed, which took a bit getting used to BUT it was worth it! I definitely recommend the sport package, for it gives the S40 a unique and sleek appearance. You might ask yourself .. is everyone really staring at me? The answer is YES! This car is definitely a great bang for the buck.
Best FeaturesThe upgraded stereo system with 6 cd changer in-dash. I love the placement of the wheel and the ability to control the stereo without taking your eyes off the road. Great dashboard design - very thought out. The gas mileage is amazing and the on-board information system is extremely helpful.
Worst FeaturesThe car can sound a bit loud on the highway when the winds are roaring. If the radio is on however,its barely noticeable. There is also a blind spot or two that took some time getting used to. All in all, I am extremely pleased with the S40. No complaints, many smiles.
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