Cutting-edge Swedish style inside and out, straightforward controls, excellent seats and driving position, sharper handling than you'd expect from a Volvo, reassuringly long list of safety features, available all-wheel drive.
Mediocre acceleration with non-turbo engine, gets pricey when options start getting piled on, choppy highway ride with optional sport suspension, can't get a manual gearbox on T5, below-average residual value.
The 2008 Volvo S40 is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M), T5 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A), and T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A). S40 models are available with a 2.4 l-liter gas engine or a 2.5 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 227 hp, depending on engine type. The 2008 S40 comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 5-speed shiftable automatic. The 2008 S40 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a used 2008 Volvo S40?
Price comparisons for used 2008 Volvo S40 trim styles:
The 2008 Volvo S40 T5 is priced around $7490 with average odometer reading of 133983 miles.
The 2008 Volvo S40 2.4i is priced around $7184 with average odometer reading of 102746 miles.
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Review This car has been really good up till lately. I purchased this vehicle brand new with only 2 miles on it; now I am at 45,380 miles. Within the last month... Navigation quit working - dealer had to order a whole new head unit for it... Strange & Annoying rattle in the passenger side door - ended up being loose rivets that hold the window in the door. They also did some software update as well. This was all covered under warranty. This car never seems to hold an alignment. Just home today from having the 3rd alignment since I got this car new. This is the first vehicle I have ever had to do a alignment on. Hopefully the third time is a charm.
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Available Trims: 2.4i, Base, T5, LSE, SE, T5 R-Design
Exterior Colors: Black, Passion Red, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Silver Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Flint Gray Metallic, Chameleon Blue Pearl, Ice White, Black Stone, Gekko Green Pearl, Premium Electric Silver Metallic, Solid Black, Titanium Grey Metallic, White, Bamboo Green Metallic , Barents Blue Metallic, Terra Gray Metallic
Interior Colors: Off Black, Dark Beige/Quartz leather, Off Black leather, Quartz leather, Calcite leather, Dalaro Off Black cloth, Dalaro Quartz cloth, Dark Beige/Quartz, Dark Beige/Quartz cloth, Quartz premium cloth
Popular Features: Post-collision safety system, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, AWD/4WD, Sunroof/Moonroof, Auto Climate Control, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Trip Computer, Heated seats, Upgraded Headlights