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Volvo S40, Sedan
Nov 22, 2003 (9:05 am)
Thanks for your input. Yea, I *really* wish I could wait until the '05s come out, but my current lease is up the first week of January 2004. If I could wait, I think the new S40 would be my first choice. The current S40 was my first choice until I read some bad reviews. That led me to research all the other cars in my price range, and I was so impressed with the Sonata; even more so after the test-drive. But like I said, I may not be able to lease the Sonata, and I need to keep my payments low. So back to the Volvo I may go! That is, as long as no one thinks I would be making a *major* mistake by leasing the 2004 S40 for 4 years .... Thanks!
Nov 22, 2003 (9:22 am)
If the payment fits and you like the car go ahead.
True the new 40 will be nicer, but will also be more $$$$.
Lots of incentives for the current 40.
If your leasing who cares about resale anyway?
#687 of 1807 volvomax - new S40 prices
Nov 22, 2003 (10:23 am)
volvomax, I know it's early, but do you have at least an idea of how much more the new S40 will be? The current LSE version lists for about $27,000 but can be had for much less due to incentives. Will a comparably equipped new S40 (base engine, automatic, leather, etc.) list higher than this, or will the list be close and the car will end up costing more just because there will be no incentives? Thanks.
Nov 22, 2003 (6:49 pm)
we own a 2000 s40 and have 95,000 miles on it. we love the car and are wondering if anyone out there knows how many miles we can hope to put on it before dies? so far we've had no problems and we can't tell it has more miles than the 4 it had when we bought it. what's the average mile lifeline for a volvo??
#689 of 1807 2004 S40
Nov 23, 2003 (4:55 pm)
Has anybody else had a problem with the car pulling to the left. I've had mine in the shop twice already and it still is not fixed. They have done wheel alignments both times. If they cant get it fixed next time I will try to pursue a buy back. Has anyone been through this with a dealer and if so how does it work.
#690 of 1807 Re: S40 prices
Nov 24, 2003 (12:42 pm)
According to my sources, the new S40 should have the same price range as the current car,although w/out the incentives.
So figure on $23-29,000 for MSRP.
Obviously if your looking for a deal go with the current car.
#691 of 1807 S40 - MAINTENANCE
Nov 25, 2003 (9:48 am)
I am about to purchase an '01 S40 SE. I have done a lot of research on the car. I am impressed. The one piece of research I have not done is maintenance cost. Can someone provide some feedback in regards to the cost of maintenance on this car.
Your input is greatly appreciated.
#692 of 1807 NOW I'M CONCERNED
Nov 25, 2003 (9:58 am)
After my last post I started reading more of the messages posted on this board. I am concerned hearing some of the reviews of the earlier millenium models (2001). I am seriously looking at a 2001 S40 with 40k miles. I am not a big car buyer, don't have money to throw away and have to have something reliable. Are the criticisms and complaints on this board something I should take seriously and as a result perhaps not make the purchase? Or should I make the purchase?
concerned in LA
Nov 26, 2003 (10:08 am)
Wonder if any of you current S40 owners have had encounters with the engine stuttering on aceleration occasionally - any fix suggestions
could never duplicate it at the workshop.
Mechanics states the Engine and sparks are fine?
#694 of 1807 S40 Maintenance
Dec 08, 2003 (1:39 pm)
Our 2000 S40 has 31k miles on it and we have had a problem free and enjoyable exerience with it. Service costs are manageable; I have a local mechanic do routine oil changes and used the dealer for the 15k and 30k service. Dealer provides free loaners which is also very convenient.
I know some posters have had problems but in our case we would definately buy again.