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Volvo V40, Wagon
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#184 of 198 Re: regret buying my V40 [calvin7]
Sep 26, 2007 (12:55 pm)
Oh My. My 2002 V40 has almost ALL the same problems yours does! It's been very expensive to maintain. A friend of my wife's was interested in buying it but I didn't want to sell it to someone I knew - don't want that on my conscience! Whats up with the seat leather? I have an Accord 2 years older with leather seats that look great - the V40's are rippped at the seams. I have the funky brakes too. I'll never go back to Volvo. Poor quality and poor design - the radio - yes!
Oct 12, 2007 (3:10 pm)
I have a 92 240 with 79,000 orig miles. Automatic with a very clean interior and rust free exterior. Runs great. Needs shocks and a starter motor. I am interested in trades for a pv-544 or 122 amazon wagon in good condition and mechanically sound. If nothing what is the top price I could sell the car for with this low mileage?
#186 of 198 Advice on Motor Mount replacement for V40
Oct 19, 2007 (2:35 pm)
I have a Volvo V40 Wagon and i need my front motor mount replaced. The Volvo service place I service my car wants to charge me $280 for parts and labor. Does anyone know if this is a reasonable amount or what the cost to replace Volvo motor mounts typically is?
#187 of 198 2000 Volvo V40 headlight adjustment
Jun 28, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Can anyone tell me how to adjust the headlight on my V40?
It has a Halogen lens with an aftermarket HID kit installed. The left light is considerably lower than the right lens.
Thanks for any help.
#188 of 198 Re: Advice on Motor Mount replacement for V40 [molotsi]
Jun 28, 2008 (4:42 pm)
That's about what I paid to have mine replaced. Good luck!
Mar 06, 2009 (4:08 pm)
hi can anyone tell me how to adjust the rear bumper on a v40 mine just seems to be sitting about half an inch to low and am wondering if it is possible to raise thanks
#190 of 198 2000 Volvo v40- strange vibrations
Apr 14, 2009 (9:55 am)
I bought a v40 about two weeks ago from a dealer/volvo mechanic. I am a little worried the car is becoming a lemon. When I am driving on the freeway and have to accelerate up a hill there is a strange vibration that shakes the floor, gas peddle, and steering wheel. This also happens when the rpms go above 2500. The guy I bought the car from also drives a v40 and he says that his experiences the same thing. He thinks it may be the axel barring needing to be replaces (which is a cheap replacement), but I am worried it might be something wrong with the turbo or the transmission. Any advice?
#191 of 198 V40 general questions
Jul 28, 2009 (4:07 pm)
Hello to all: Most of my Eurocar experience has been with German vehicles (one Audi A4, three Jettas and a Passat) and a few Japanese (one Honda, several Mazdas). I am pondering a 2000-2002 S40 or V40 for my daughter based primarily on safety considerations and I find the styling to be attractive. Now that they have been on the market for quite some time, does anyone have any comments regarding major, inevitable repair issues that one should be aware of? A4s seem to be plagued with timing belt issues (change it well BEFORE the spec or you might blow the engine) and bad front suspensions ($1,500 for control arm and tie rod repairs). VW 1.8 turbo...oil sludging if you didn't know that VW changed the spec to synthetic after the manual stated that conventional was OK. So, I would appreciate any general commentary regarding significant issues to look for. Much appreciated...thanks for your input! DP
#192 of 198 Re: 2000 Volvo v40- strange vibrations [johnnycee]
Aug 19, 2009 (5:31 pm)
Could be something as simple as a bad motor mount. Take it back to your mechanic.
#193 of 198 Re: V40 general questions [vwdawg]
Aug 19, 2009 (5:32 pm)
By and large the S40 has been a pretty good car. Just make sure you buy one that has been maintained properly.