Last post on Jul 01, 2011 at 6:51 AM
You are in the Volvo S40
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Volvo S40, Sedan
#1802 of 1807 Re: S40??? [danp1010]
Apr 24, 2011 (5:47 am)
My 2006 S40 AWD has been about average for repair issues. A window switch, oil pan sensor (Volvo extended warranty covered) and ignition switch and basic maintenance. Still on original brake pads at 67000. Oil filter replacenent is a PITA but only required every 7500 miles...I use synthetic oil as a precaution. I've had no problems with awd and I like the traction security it provides.
Volvo parts are not cheap and neither is their service department costs.
It's a solid, safe, and reasonably trouble free car with mpg ranging 20-31 (high test gas)depending on roads, traffic, and how you drive. When I replace it I'll purchase a second Prius. 50 trouble free mpg on regular is hard to argue with.
May 12, 2011 (4:07 am)
Gentlemen (and ladies),
So I am a proud owner of black, 2007 Volvo S40, so far so good, can't complain. I had a pleasure to drive similar vehicles before so it is not surprising to me that driving that car gives so much pleasure. If I could I would sleep in that car Now hopefully it will last long before I will have to switch to newer model.
Of course there is a small scratch here and there (the back bumper), the front seat is wear off a bit, but somehow I don't see it when I seat behind the wheel.
Like the look of this car (very important to me), like the simple interior (I don't want to see milion buttons on my console), even the sound system is ok to me.
I think I am gonna take it for another ride today...
May 29, 2011 (4:40 am)
Any indications from Volvo [or elsewhere] re. changes that are planned for the 2012 model
#1805 of 1807 Re: Changes for 2012 ? [billherrmann]
Jun 30, 2011 (4:33 pm)
S40 is discontinued for 2012. Sounds like Geely is starting to do some house cleaning.
#1806 of 1807 Re: Changes for 2012 ? [pawlybauls]
Jul 01, 2011 (6:51 am)
That was already in the cards before Geely was in the picture.