Last post on Jul 01, 2011 at 7:51 AM
You are in the Volvo S40
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Volvo S40, Sedan
#1139 of 1807 Re: Sunroof [queenkris00]
Feb 28, 2005 (3:57 pm)
Don't buy it!!!!!!!!! I bought a 2005 S40 four months ago, and since then I have had nothing but trouble. In the first 24 hours it dumped me in the middle of the highway. 1.5 months ago I got another problem with the key : I could not start the car again.
Now I am complaining by local authorities, I want the car to be changed, but no one (the dealer, Volvo or Ford) will take responsability.
Personally, I like the car, it is nice looking, good drive, but quality and service is very poor.
Hope this helps for everyone to make an informed purchase and do not get surprised.
By the way, the sunroof is automatic and slides and tilts as well.
#1140 of 1807 Different experience with mine.
Mar 01, 2005 (12:21 pm)
Wow! My experience with our 2004.5 S40 2.4i has been completely the opposite. We're coming up on 10 months with it, without a single problem to report.
In comparison, we had numerous problems with our Lexus RX330, such as warped brake rotors, CD player, power mirrors, brake light switch, under-body rattle, rear power gate, etc. The level of service was good, but we never expected this lack of quality control from Lexus!
But no problems with our S40. Our only service visit was the 7500-mile oil change service. I haven't had an opportunity yet to determine if the level of service is good or not!
#1141 of 1807 Some RX330'a are not made in Japan
Mar 03, 2005 (3:50 pm)
Is yours one of them?
#1142 of 1807 my wife likes the s40
Mar 04, 2005 (6:18 pm)
when my wifes a6 comes to lease end, she wants the s40 sooooo what problems do i need to be aware of??? she wants the t5 awd, leather. red with black leather interior.
what packages do you suggest
is scheduled maintenance included. she liked the audi it covered everything down to the winshield wiper blades. she looooovvvvved that car, doens't like the new a6 (they ruined it was her comment) so she looked at the a4 but liked the s40 better, sexier, cooler, distinctive is she wrong, should we look at something else. she wants awd.
Mar 04, 2005 (8:50 pm)
Who can say? It's a new car so we don't know reliability. It's got excellent safety scores, so if your wife likes it, why not? The AWD drives well. It'd definitely, 100% get the car with DSTC. I wouldn't get any new car without it.
BTW, your family pictures are adorable!!
#1144 of 1807 Re: reliability [dhanley]
Mar 05, 2005 (10:21 pm)
Have you found that the S40 is available with DSTC? (Short of special order?)
#1145 of 1807 Re: reliability [carbert]
Mar 06, 2005 (10:01 am)
I seem to remember seeing several at the dealer with it listed on the window sticker. Of course, i do live in chicago.
#1146 of 1807 Re: reliability [dhanley]
Mar 06, 2005 (3:24 pm)
How important would you say DSTC is in a warm climate? What would the advantages be for me?
Mar 06, 2005 (9:38 pm)
It will help for emergency maneuvers in general, moreso in incliment weather.
#1148 of 1807 Re: reliability [dhanley]
Mar 07, 2005 (6:53 am)
What would you guys say now that you have had you S40's for awhile? I know the Ford Focus which the S40 is based off of, or is it Mazda 3?? Anyways the Ford Focus got BAD rating for reliability!!