Used 2004 Volvo V40

2004 Volvo V40
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2004 Volvo V40


  • Strong complement of safety features, affordable base price, smooth turbo engine, usable cargo space.


  • No manual transmission offered, lacks sporting intentions, pricing can quickly escalate with optional equipment installed.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though loaded with safety equipment, the V40 is hampered by its small size and aging underpinnings.

2004 Highlights

The V40 remains largely unchanged for the 2004 model year although an upscale LSE trim version is added. There are also minor revisions to the front fascia, and the audio system now comes prewired for a CD changer, whereas last year's version required an owner to purchase that option.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

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Consultant's Car
This was our first Volvo purchase. We wanted a car that was safe, but fuel efficient. We also wanted a car that was flexible enough to be both our family car, but also a respectable car to be driven for my consulting work. The V40 fit the bill. I have to drive both short distances in city traffic as well as long distances on highways and the V40 handles both nicely. Four years later I still love my car. I would buy another.
Low Reliability, High Maintenance!
Second set of brakes being replaced after only 89000 KMS (55000 miles). Rear brake pads and discs failed after 24000 miles, replacement of pads and discs= brake job. Now front brakes, pads and discs have failed with rear breaks @ 40%. Typical service is no maintenance but diagonistics with simple oil change costing minimum of $200 and full service around $400. Break jobs are $1000 (CDN) Brakes are not warranteed items and no wonder why. New brake pads and disc on back order in Ottawa and require special delivery and no wonder why. Volvo for life sentence or 15000 miles which ever is less. Never again Volvo. Switching to Toyota, Mazda, Honda, Nissan.
Volvo replaces a winner
I don't understand why Volvo replaced this pure winner in 2005. We went shopping for a Mini or something similar to offset the gas guzzling mileage of our SUVs and found this V40 wagon small enough, wonderfully fuel efficient (occasionally averaging 30 mpgs for a tankful), with quality fit and finish and ever so much more practical than compact sedans. It is responsive in every way, has been great in the snow, and is fun to drive. It is the perfect car for an empty nest couple who still need to move things from place to place and are still young enough to want a great driving drive vehicle.
Bitter-Sweet Feelings for the Vovo V40
On the first long trip, the engine light came up. Then again, and again. For the first 2000 miles drive, the car was 15 days in the dealership service bay. Then, the best feature of its turbo was not set right. The dash lights keep coming up every now and then without any pattern. Still not fully 'exorcised' and the warranty is over. I will probably never buy a Volvo again, safety or no safety! If your car transmission dies suddenly on a freeway, I don't know how you call it safe or reliable. But only one thing I like about it, the peppy turbo charged engine. Muscle car drivers hate its guts!
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Features & Specs

19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
170 hp @ 5500 rpm
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
170 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Used 2004 Volvo V40 Overview

The Used 2004 Volvo V40 is offered in the following submodels: V40 Wagon. Available styles include 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A), and LSE 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Volvo V40?

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