Used 2008 Volvo S40

$4,985 - $8,998
2008 Volvo S40

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Volvo S40 receives significant changes. Styling has been refined and the interior's center console redesigned to increase storage space. Although the base 2.4-liter engine is left untouched, the turbocharged T5 gains nine additional horses for a grand total of 227. An auxiliary input jack is now standard on all S40s, while T5 models gain a standard upgraded sound system with satellite radio. Active bi-xenon headlamps are now an option on the T5, while Volvo's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) technology is an option on all S40s. The all-wheel-drive T5 is now only available with an automatic transmission.


  • 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.

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Used 2008 Volvo S40 for Sale

Volvo S40 2008 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M) Titanium Gray Metallic 128,189 miles
Used 2008Volvo S402.4i
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
Volvo S40 2008 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M) Titanium Gray Metallic Off Black leather75,724 miles
Used 2008Volvo S402.4i
Est.Loan: $184/mo
54.5 mi away
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Dealer Notes

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Volvo S40 2008 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M) 125,741 miles
Used 2008Volvo S402.4i
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Alpina Imports
58.9 mi away
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
Barents Blue Metallic Off Black leather27,420 miles
Used 2008Volvo S402.4i
List:Not Listed
Car Web(5)
47 mi away
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Dealer Notes

No Reported Accidents... This vehicle comes equipped with LOW MILES... ONLY 27,420 Heated Leather Seats, Power Sunroof, AM/FM Radio... Please visit our web site at for more detailed information and free carfax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for test drive feel free to contact our sales team at (540) 371-1515. Vehicle sold with 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. Prices exclude, tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649.

Silver Metallic 147,290 miles
Used 2008Volvo S402.4i
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Alpina Imports
58.9 mi away

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Features & Specs

2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)T5 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower168 hp @ 6000 rpm227 hp @ 5000 rpm227 hp @ 5000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Great car for the value
Recently picked up my 08 S40 T5 AWD. Compared to competition the value is great; higher rate of depreciation means this is a good used car to pick up (if you're planning on keeping it for a while). You would have to pay much more for similar Legacy GT or Audi A4. Handling is better than most sedans, but not as tight as an A4 in the steering or suspension. Good enough for spirited driving. While climbing mtn passes turbo seems to make more than ample power on my way to Tahoe. Acceleration isn't great either at low or midrange. (Tranny on auto keeps revs low, so using the tiptronic helps) On snow and ice the Haldex type awd system performs almost invisibly. Overall a very good buy. 24mpg avg
2008 S40 easy choice after accident
Last year a huge chunk of steel fell off a truck and bounced into my lane while I was traveling about 60mph on an interstate. My 2006 S40 was totaled but I only had a sore back for a couple of weeks. Having been an auto appraiser for 6 years I consider myself an expert on assessing damage. I am sure I would have had a major injury in most other cars of any size. I was so impressed with the way the car took the accident that my first choice was a 2008 S40. I have had my 2008 about a year now and love it!
Nice But Expensive
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.
Used 2008 Volvo S40 Overview

The Used 2008 Volvo S40 is offered in the following submodels: . 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).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Volvo S40?

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Volvo S40 trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Volvo S40 2.4i is priced between $4,985 and $8,998 with odometer readings between 75724 and 147290 miles.

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