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Volvo S40, Sedan
#440 of 1807 buying 2001 S40 this week, one question??
May 26, 2001 (10:21 pm)
i've heard some bad things about the S40: brakes, a/c problem and check engine light but i'm guessing Volvo is on top of these problems and may even have some worked out on the 2001 models..
anyway, here is the deal i received (i'm financing)... sticker on the car is $27,002.. buying for $22,351... $23,922 with tax, tags, etc... i think that is a great deal... i didn't want alot of options... silver car (metallic paint), black leather (looks nicer than the cloth), cold weather package (traction control) and a power driver's seat (didn't need it)...
NOW FOR THE QUESTION: my car doesn't have a CD but it is pre-wired to the trunk... does anyone know what kind of CD Changer i can buy aftermarket?? i've heard it is ALPINE and that i'll need an adapter...
#441 of 1807 Missing Cargo Belt
May 28, 2001 (11:48 am)
I bought a new 2001 S40 about a month ago. When it was delivered, I noticed that it was missing the retractable belt and cargo netting in the trunk which is supposed to be standard equipment. When I asked the dealer, they said that Volvo must have stopped building them in and that they reserved the right to make changes like that. I doesn't seem like that big of a deal, but it annoys me that they can just remove a piece of standard equipment like that. Has anyone else bought an S40 and had those pieces missing?
#442 of 1807 to missing cargo belt
May 28, 2001 (5:08 pm)
Me too. I just bought a s40 a month ago as well...now that I think about it, no net or belt. I have to take it in tomorrow and will ask as well.
#443 of 1807 considering buying a S40
May 29, 2001 (2:00 pm)
I am thinking about buying a 2001 S40, but after reading about the problems with the 2000 model, I'm somewhat hesitant. Have the mechanical problems and glitches been resolved on the 2001 models? What problems are S40 owners experiencing with the 2001 S40? I am interested in any feedback and advice you may have for a prospective buyer.
Thanks in advance.
#445 of 1807 2ND S-40 :(
Jun 04, 2001 (5:57 pm)
I AM IN MY SECOND S-40 DUE TO MY 2000 BEING A LEMON FROM 7000MILES ON. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, STEREO FADING, HEADLIGHTS BURNING OUT SEVERAL TIMES AND THE BIG PROBLEM WHICH CAUSED THE BUY BACK... THE CAR WOULD NOT START THE FIRST TIME. IF YOU HEAR FROM THE SERVICE CENTER THAT SOMETIMES HAPPENS, WELL NO IT SHOULD NOT BUT IT HAPPENED SO MUCH ON MINE THAT I HAD IT IN 8 TIMES IN A TOTAL OF 10 MONTHS AND ONE OF THOSE TIMES THEY HAD IT 29 DAYS. AFTER MANY CALLS TO VOLVO CARS IN ROCKLILEGH NJ AND LETTERS AND FINALLY AN EMAIL TO THE MAIN VOLVO PEOPLE I THINK IN SWEEDEN ABOUT THE DEALERSHIP AND THE DISSAPOINTMENT IN THE CAR ITSELF I FINALLY OUT OF THE BLUE GOT RESPONCE FROM THE GM OF THE PLACE WHERE I GOT THE CAR. THAT LED TO THE BUY BACK OF THE 2000 AND A VERY GOOD DEAL ON A 2001, WHICH I WAS NOT TOTALLY COMFORTABLE WITH BUT BEING IN THE HOLE ON THAT CAR AND ALMOST 30000 MILES I TOOK THE DEAL. I AM NOW IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO GET RID OF THIS ONE BECAUSE IT IS DOING THE NO FIRST START THING AGAIN, AND I DON'T HAVE THE TIME FOR THIS SO GETTING RID OF IT IS MY ONLY OPTION. ALL I CAN TELL ANYONE LOOKING AT THESE CARS IS YOU CAN EXPECT TO HAVE PROBLEMS AND IF I HAD IT TO DO OVER I WOULD HAVE KEPT MY 98 ACCORD.
#446 of 1807 S40 Special Edition
Jun 10, 2001 (5:05 pm)
I'm looking to purchase my first car ever and have been looking at both the S40 and the Audi A4. I wasn't too impressed with the S40's appearance but then the dealer showed me the special edition. Both the interior and exterior seem like an entirely different car. The titanium gray color is beautiful.
Does anybody out there own the special edition? Besides the interior/exterior appearance, what are the differences? The sticker was a little over 28K, does anybody know the true market value? Thanks
#447 of 1807 S-40 good value for money
Jun 10, 2001 (7:57 pm)
I have had my 2001 S-40 for 6 months and around 7k miles. This car has performed flawlessly. Its hard to reconcile my experience with my Volvo and the alleged lemons which populate this message board. The acceleration of the S-40 destroys any comparable Honda or Toyota. The ride and refinement is on par with a car which cost 10k more (mine was 23k). Finally, it has panache that a Camry, Accord, Audi(Volkswagen) doesn't have. I have had no problems with this car. With its combination of features I cannot think of a better value for the money I spent.
#448 of 1807 s40 service light
Jun 11, 2001 (5:03 am)
Anyone know how to turn off the servie light on a 2000 S40?
#449 of 1807 problems with volvo...
Jun 13, 2001 (9:37 pm)
Boy, after reading these posts and the fact that Volvo never seems to rank higher than the industrial avg. in JD power reliability index, I don't see if how I'd ever go for a Volvo... Plus, now that Detroit's in charge (Ford), the future doesn't look too great for Volvo in terms of reliability. As of now, the upcoming Audi A4 (even if Audi will break down somewhat compared to the Japanese brands, at least it has the best quality interior on this side of the galaxy), the Nissan duo of Altima and Maxima, and even the Camry looks like viable alternatives in this price range.