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Volvo S40, Sedan
#569 of 1807 20,000 miles on 2001 S40 - still happy overall
Nov 08, 2002 (5:52 pm)
Check Engine light is a regular visitor. I had the recall s/w patch that was supposed to fix it.
Car stalls on occasion.
Car downshifts VERY clumsily (CLUNK) when slowing to turn corners at about 35 MPH.
Service dept at local Volvo dealer claims to be baffled. I guess they are.
Lousy excuse for cup holders.
Miserable visibility out the back.
BUT - My wife and I love it! Go figure.
Nov 22, 2002 (12:42 pm)
I've had it for 20 months now and haven't had anything go wrong. Reliability hasn't been an issue. Resale value seems pretty bad though.
#571 of 1807 Massive incentives now
Nov 22, 2002 (2:13 pm)
That's probably one of the reasons for the poor resale. I like the car alot, but I see so many people bash it on these boards. I thought it was a snappy little vehicle--maybe a bit small, but still nice. I may still get one.
#572 of 1807 Phollie...
Nov 22, 2002 (3:13 pm)
I drove the car back in 2000, and thought it was pretty nice. I almost bought one actually, then I started reading about all the problems they were coming up with.
The car is not a big seller, there are rebates, and it has a poor reputation. 3 strikes, and you're out as far as resale value.
#573 of 1807 Rebates now are at least $3000-4000 on S40
Dec 03, 2002 (2:22 pm)
I am eligable for X-Plan price through Ford supplier discount, but I am too scared to buy an S40 after seeing all of the problems.
Maybe I can get into a base S60?
Dec 04, 2002 (10:23 am)
For about $5000 more, you can...
#575 of 1807 Dashboard Lights
Dec 15, 2002 (9:27 pm)
I have a 2000 S40. Last week on Monday the light on my dial that shows the defrost, heater etc went out and on Wednesday the left side of my push radio buttons went out. I have a 95 Toyota and I have never had any dashboard lights go out. Can I fix this myself or and I going to nailed by Volvo service for this one?
#576 of 1807 Hass...
Dec 15, 2002 (10:58 pm)
It's probably only one of little LEDs in the dash behind the climate/radio buttons. The same thing happend to my Jetta, but it was under warranty and the dealer repaired it. If you have a S40 service manual, it should be an easy fix.
#577 of 1807 Transmisson Problems in the '00?
Dec 18, 2002 (7:44 am)
My husband has a 2000 S40 and he has over 68,000 miles on it. We've had numerous "small issues" over the years including replacement of seven headlights and the "check engine" light issues.
However, now the transmission seems to thud and slip as he accelerates. The local dealer "fixed" a leak in the turbo line for about $300 and of course 2 days later we are experiencing the same problems. Is there anyone out there who has reached this high of mileage yet and had problems?
We fear the worst, of course.
#578 of 1807 HELP!! should i get a 2003 s40?
Dec 25, 2002 (4:11 pm)
There is good offer here in Puerto Rico for that car. I want to know if the 2003 model has the same problems as the prior years. I really like the car. Im worried about past reviews. Please someone answer!!