Volvo V40 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1998 Volvo V40 T4 1.8 HP Turbo

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.8 HP Turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Verada


Underated and not appreciated in Australia (pity)


Door stay snapped, Clunking noise from suspension when cold, loose hose to intercooler, a few annoying buzzes from the dash.

General Comments:

Generally happy with car but find the ride a little too firm/unrefined compared with my wife's Audi A4. Would really be perfect if offered as decent 4wd drive (like Audi Quattro,Subaru WRX).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2000

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review