Front Seat Heaters, Sunroof(s), Satellite Radio Ready, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, ABS Brakes
5 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.4L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 69K Miles, Black/Black
Pros: The Volvo S40 is a solid rival to BMW 3 series, Mercedes C230s Audi A4s but at a much better price. If you want power under the hood, opt for the T5 (turbo charged engine). It'll give you power on acceleration and great gas mileage on the highway. Radio and climate controls are also very easy to understand. There are four big dials that control the main functions (volume, station, temperature, and fan speed). The radio has 10 preset options like most Mercedes, laid out 0-9. The S40 was the first Volvo to have the flat control panel with space behind it. It looked pretty weird at first but the storage space behind is great for small items you don't want flying around if you have to brake hard. The shift knob is short and easy to move. No zig zag pattern like Mazdas and Toyotas. Safety is wonderful too. You get alot more safety features for an entry level luxury vehicle than most. Whiplash protection, side and overhead airbags. There are even steel side impact bars built into the seats to distribute the force (SIPS) if you ever get T-boned at a stoplight. Cons: It is small. If you need alot of back seat room, go with another vehicle. The seats are designed for safety in mind and aren't as cushy as some others. My AC compressor cuts off sometimes on really hot days but that's on a vehicle with over 120k miles on it. Overall it's a great vehicle, and if you're looking for an affordable European styled luxury vehicle, you'll be very happy with it.
I have a 2007 Volvo s40. It's not the best of the line at Volvo but it really is a good vehicle. It is a five speed, and it runs awesome. It has very good gas mileage, it doesnt break you up to fill it up. The interor is well laid out to. Everything is very handy and not complicated to operate. I would surely recommend this car to anyone, I think they would be very happy with it.
This car is a dramitic improvement from the old body style. The T5 performes like a sports car but has the stability and comfort of a luxury car. This car is a great value for the luxury and performance level that it outputs. The 2.4 has nothin on the T5.