2001 Volvo S40 Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
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2 Reviews
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
Performance
3.5
Style
3.5
Comfort
3.5
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.5

2001 Volvo S40 Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2001 Volvo S40 - My first car.

Antonio
Lone Tree, Colorado
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.0
I got my first car used from my grandparents. It wasn't my first choice, and when I got it, I thought it was ugly and too small. But it was mine, without much money and with a brand-new oil change. It's been seven years since then, sixteen years since its manufactured date, and I'm still using it. It has needed help -- more than the typical maintenance, but to be fair, I was especially hard on the car. Eight months delivering pizzas and four accidents later, and I'm still using it. It runs great, even when put through stress, and it is incredibly safe, but Volvo makes the maintenance costs incredibly expensive, which is the only reason why I will not buy Volvo for my next car.
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I've spent a lot of time in this car. It is my first car. I've gone to many of my dates and to many friends houses in this car. I took it camping once, but that was challenge with two cars of similar size to mine. My favorite memories in this car have to be driving in bad weather. The A/C and heat in the car are not very good, but the seat heater is wonderful, so in the colder months, I drive ... (more)
Pros
It is safe, comfortable, the fuel economy is great, heated seats, good in the snow, it has a sunroof, and the seat has a good range of adjustability.
Cons
The repair costs. The color (a lot of windows, black color -- in sunny CO, made the car constantly too hot or too cold). The heat and A/C is weak. The backseat is meant for children or those under 5'4". Leather seats need maintenance. Difficult to find parts. Only two flimsy cup holders and unintuitive control panels.

2001 Volvo S40 - Quality and sturdily built. Good value.

Latasha
Cheney, Washington
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
I am very happy with my S40 1.9T. It has over 150,000 miles and has been going very strong since I've owned it. Every single feature still works perfectly -- with the exception of the headlight wipers, which aren't overly necessary anyway, although certainly useful if you live in a very snowy area. The S40 gets great MPG (around 20 in the city and nearly 30 on the highway), and thanks to the turbo, the little 1.9 liter engine pulls quite hard if you need it to. The gas pedal is slightly stiff, but the acceleration is incredibly smooth. The interior of the car is roomy for a smaller sedan, and it has held up nicely as well with the leather having only minor wear. It has most luxury features you could reasonably expect in a commuter sedan (traction control, dual compartment A/C, power wi... (more)
Story
I often hear that the color and model are especially rare in this area, so it's fun having a relatively unique car.
Pros
Good MPG, solid build, decent handling and acceleration, reliable, and comfortable.
Cons
A bit on the expensive side for regular maintenance such as an oil change or brake job, and it's slightly smaller than some might prefer.

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