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Volvo S40, Sedan
#1777 of 1807 Re: S40 Seats [sandman_6472]
Mar 26, 2010 (3:53 pm)
My neighbor loves her new Civic, Sandman, and really wants me to take a drive and consider one. I guess I should take a look. Thanks for the feedback on the seats, evcen though it is not what I was hopingto hear.
Mar 26, 2010 (4:18 pm)
You should definitely try both cars back to back or as soon as you can so you remember how each seat felt. You might find the S40 seats o k for your back or you might prefer the Civic's. The point is, try them both so you don't have buyers remorse down the road. Disliking what you drive can be a painful thing as you'll always remember your wrong decision, so buy what you really want.
Mar 27, 2010 (4:28 pm)
The manual/dealer says 7500 for synthetic in a 2004.5. I might put 5000/ year on my car, so I'm told at least once a year. What has been your habits concerning this?
#1780 of 1807 Re: S40 Oil Changes [oldvolvo2]
Mar 28, 2010 (5:57 am)
I drive mine even less than you and have let it go up to a year, though the dealer suggested six months. It may be my imagination, but I have the trip compute in mine and it seems like I lose a mile of two pergallon on city mileage when it goes towards a year.
#1781 of 1807 Re: S40 Oil Changes [belle7478]
Mar 28, 2010 (9:17 am)
Wow, somebody that drives less than me. I haven't noticed a mileage issue. I drove my '87 240 for 18 years and did a change every 5000. It never needed a top off and didn't leave any in the drive. Only had 250,000 when I gave it to my daughter. I'm just not used to this once or twice a year. Would like to see it last, too.
#1782 of 1807 sicily3 volvo start problem
Apr 03, 2010 (4:50 am)
Have a 1998 s40t euro type am In Sicily ... they replace parts until problem go away.
Turn key nothing, wait turn (volvo start problem) off car will start. Have valet key only no bob key. Starter has been replaced. Broken wire on immoblizer has been repaired, has been a on going problem for 12 mo. Does anyone have a idea where to start. These guys don't seem to have a clue what to ck out to find the problem. Thank you anyone for your help
Apr 03, 2010 (4:56 am)
Have a 1998 s40t euro type am I Sicily ... they replace parts until problem go away.
Turn key nothing, wait turn key off car will start. Have valet key only no bob key. Starter has been replaced. Broken wire on immoblizer has been repaired, has been a on going problem for 12 mo. Does anyone have a idea where to start. These guys don't seem to have a clue what to ck out to find the problem. Thank you anyone for your help
#1784 of 1807 Mazda and Volvo the same???
Apr 17, 2010 (5:37 pm)
I'm addressing the comment a while back about the Mazda 3 and the Volvo "essentially" being the same car.
Folks over at the Mazda forum will buy that drivel, not here.
Same platform does not mean "essentially" the same car--do your homework.
I'll agree the Mazda might be more reliable, cheaper to maintain and drive, and perfect for folks who are comfortable driving a lemming car that will allow them to see themselves coming and going. That said, I really like the look of Mazdas.
If you want a comfortable, safe, unique, quiet euro car that will set you apart from the crowd, you'll pay more for the Volvo. If not, cheaper Japanese cars are perfect for the millions of "Consumer Reports Is Gospel and they help me justify driving a cheaper car" lemmings.
Just my opinion, of course...
Apr 18, 2010 (10:36 am)
The seats in all the 240's I test drove had seats no better than my current Civic or the wife's Mazda...only reason it's not in my garage now. I drove '06's, '07's, '08's & '09's. Definitely not worth the $ premium they charge. With all my spinal issues of late, I would've known within a few minutes if the seats were far superior...they were just the same. The Hyundai Sonata had much better seats than the S40 hands down...and I drove these cars back to back.
Bottom line, keeping what I got and hopefully the wife will be buying a power seated car in 2011.
#1786 of 1807 Bulb replacement
May 21, 2010 (11:16 am)
I don't have a manual and I need to replace my headlight bulb. How do you do this?