2003 Volvo V40 Reviews from North America

2003 Volvo V40 1.9 gas

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired29 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Love Volvo, love the car!

Faults:

Paint on the hood was blotchy in spots, and after the Volvo rep looked at the car, it was determined that it happened sometime between shipping and getting to the dealer. They originally thought it might be tree sap from the parking lot.

Leather seats are very comfortable, but I can tell they are not as durable as on my Ford. I can already see wear marks appearing.

General Comments:

In general, it's a good and solid buy for someone that wants the durability and safety of a Volvo, but that does not want to pay the extra for the V70 or XC90.

The gas mileage on the V40 is surprisingly good, and improves greatly when cruise control is used.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2003

2003 Volvo V40

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance16900 miles
Previous carMazda B2200

Summary:

Quality ----and it will cost you too!

Faults:

Cruise control works (some of the time.

Brakes went out at 16K mark.

Gas mileage is below average.

General Comments:

The V40 is a dynamic little runabout.

Excellent power with the attached turbo.

Power comes at a price with dismal gas mileage.

The blackest mark is the fact that, as the dealer told me, it is common place to have the back brake pads go out around 15K miles.

The salesperson failed to let us now about this unique design feature.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th July, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews