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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The used 2008 Volvo S40 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 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). Pre-owned S40 Sedan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2008 S40 Sedan comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 5-speed shiftable automatic.
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The used 2008 Volvo S40 2.4i is priced around $4797 with average odometer reading of 119596 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 Volvo S40 2008 Sedan Trims: T5, Base, 2.4i
Exterior Colors: Silver Metallic, Black, Flint Gray Metallic, Passion Red, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Barents Blue Metallic, Black Stone, Dark Blue, Safari Green Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Ice White, Titanium Gray Metallic, Titanium Grey Metallic, White
Interior Colors: Off Black, Dark Beige/Quartz leather, Dark Beige/Quartz, Off Black leather
Popular Features: Auto Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Trip Computer, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights