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Volvo S40, Sedan
#1633 of 1807 Re: 2008 S40 [volvomax]
Aug 03, 2007 (11:00 pm)
The main changes are that Volvo have added to the 2008 S40 is 17" Spartacus Alloys to the premium package. The audio package is now the Dynaudio package with a beefed up stereo system with top of the line Dynaudio speakers. Also the Bi Xenon headlights are now the active versions which follow the curvature of the road when you're driving giving an even better visibility at night. I ordered the S40 T5 since I'm currenty overseas.
Sep 15, 2007 (3:47 pm)
I have a S40 2.4i NOT sport Package/suspension and I still feel the suspension too uncomfortable in highways because of continuous jumping. I checked Michelin MXV4 tires pressure and are the same the manufacturer recommended, but I still feel not real nice. Could I change shock absorbers or any idea to improved the comfortable behavior? or is the car short length that make this kind of suspension feel? I do not matter to sacrificed performance, I am not a sport driver.
#1636 of 1807 Re: Suspension issue [warrior_pr]
Oct 04, 2007 (1:02 pm)
I, too, have a problem with the harsh ride in my '06 S40, 2.4i non-turbo, 5 spd. manual. Have to blame myself, tho. When I test drove the car I was so enthralled by everything else that I only drove it around the block a couple of times. Also, another peeve is that when I drive with the windows down, a terrific blast of air comes through at any speed above 20. I bought some of those plastic louvers that go over the top of the windows which seems to help a little. Other than the above I have no real complaints after 76K miles. Had to replace the catalytic converter at 53K (under extended warranty) but that's it.
On the ride issue, the dealer has no suggestions. Apparently there are no other struts available from Volvo. IPD says they sell a softer one but haven't tried it. Don't know what your mileage is but mine seems to ride a little softer after 76K. I'll try a tire geared more towards comfort when it's time to replace; but that won't be for another 20K or so. The wheelbase of 104.3" is about average for this group of cars. Oh, my old desk foam seat cushion also helps! Good luck.
Oct 04, 2007 (7:33 pm)
Has anyone hooked up an iphone to the S40 with the bluetooth accessory?
#1638 of 1807 Re: Volvo Reliabilty? [snead_c]
Oct 09, 2007 (6:33 pm)
Will never buy another Volvo. I had to replace the ignition switch on my 05 S40 for the second time in 2 years. While still under warranty, I have lost faith in this car. Too bad, I really enjoyed its style & handling.
#1639 of 1807 Re: Volvo Reliabilty? [divewreck]
Oct 09, 2007 (7:23 pm)
We have the 07 S4 which uses a Bosch switch: the same one (I believe) that is on a Mercedes. Does the 05 also use this switch?
#1640 of 1807 Re: Volvo Reliabilty? [divewreck]
Oct 10, 2007 (5:11 am)
wow. really? an ignition switch has turned you off a brand completely? May I suggest avoiding .... well, just about every manufacturer I can think of because they have all had much larger issues reported. I don't mean to make light of your situation or the annoyance you've endured, but having an ignition switch replaced twice at no cost to you is not something I'd personally chalk up to big problems. I mean, there are thousands of people that have transmission or engine failures and still remain loyal to that brand because they understand it isn't exactly a common occurence.
#1641 of 1807 Re: Volvo Reliabilty? [qbrozen]
Oct 10, 2007 (3:37 pm)
We call those people trolls or whiners...
#1642 of 1807 Re: Volvo Reliabilty? [lev_berkovich]
Oct 11, 2007 (1:43 am)
Actually, we skip posts that don't interest us and we avoid name-calling altogether.