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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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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What options are available on the 2008 Volvo S40?
Available Volvo S40 2008 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Trims: 2.4i, T5, Base, LSE, SE, T5 R-Design
Exterior Colors: Silver Metallic, Black, Ice White, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Barents Blue Metallic, Passion Red, Black Sapphire Metallic, Black Stone, Chameleon Blue Pearl, Flint Gray Metallic, Solid Black, White, Gekko Green Pearl, Premium Electric Silver Metallic, Bamboo Green Metallic , Red, Terra Gray Metallic, Titanium Grey Metallic
Interior Colors: Off Black leather, Off Black, Dark Beige/Quartz leather, Quartz leather, Dark Beige/Quartz, Dalaro Off Black cloth, Dark Beige/Quartz cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Trip Computer, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Sunroof/Moonroof, AWD/4WD, Leather Seats, Upgraded Headlights