2000 Volvo S40


Exercise caution.


The transmission blew once without any warning. The flange in the mechanism between the engine and the clutch blew all its remaining rivets. Poor design as the entire flange had to be replaced. This is expensive and takes a lot of time.

The other problem that happens frequently is that the trunk gets locked with the remote and doesn't unlock anymore. This is very problematic for travelling as the luggage has to be recovered through the back seat.

General Comments:

Does anyone have an email address for feedback to and solution/suggestion from Volvo ?.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th February, 2002

1997 Volvo S40 T4 1.9 Turbo


An strange noise from the rear axle.

Engine regulation light occaisonally comes on.

No other problems so far (25000km).

General Comments:

The traction check (DSA) is useless in the wet, the regulation intervenes much too late. On dry roads the traction is surprising good.

All in all, exactly the vehicle I wanted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 1999