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.
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.
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.
This is absolutely the smoothest
driving automobile ever. I've driven
them all. It is my wife's car. She
loves the size since it is easy to
park. The miliage is very good.
Interior comfort is excellent.
I bought this car to replace a
perfectly good honda civic as a reward
for quitting smoking. I picked this
car out of the beetle, element, and
audi wagon because it has versitility,
styling, and is great to drive. I can
have kids, get a dog, and still keep
this car, yet I am single and my
friends want to ride with me when we go
backpacking. The price was only a bit
more than the rather poorly finished
element with the $4000 off invoice.