Volvo V40 Review from Slovenia

2001 Volvo V40 2.0 T 2.0 T

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 T Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Xantia

Summary:

Wolf in Sheep skin

Faults:

Nothing went wrong yet. Had to replace brake discs, but that is normal for kilometers that were made so far. MAF sensor is slowly dying and will need replacement soon. Replacement costs approx. 500 EUR, so I am waiting with this cost. Also clutch will need replacement in near future, I guess.

General Comments:

This car is simply great! It offers a lot of comfort on long travels.

On highway this car really lives - you can accelerate easily over 200 km/h and it feels like nothing - really impressed.

Fuel consumption I get is also quiet respectable: city driving 9l avarage.

But longer travels are really surprising: 7-8.5 l/100 km.

Consumption is really low if I compare it to performance it offers!

Things to be careful about is to use quality oil and to service it as prescribed in service manual.

I don't like interior space - although there is enough space in front seats it feels small. Also sometimes I miss hydraulics from my Citroen Xantia. That car was super comfortable, but performance was nowhere near Volvo!

I compared a lot of cars from 2000 and in the end Volvo was my choice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2008

27th Jul 2009, 03:58

This year clutch and rear brakes were replaced. Car has 190.000 km on and still works great. MAF sensor is still the same and seems problem was else where. Solved with cleaning of fuel system. Car runs great and If nothing unexpected happens to it, I will keep it until it dies!

Oh, last servicing cost was almost 1500 EUR.

3rd May 2011, 13:25

In year 2010 I had to exchange MAF sensor. The car was not accelerating as it should, and it was losing power in middle of the run.

Cost of MAF sensor from Volvo was ca. 500€, which is terribly high for such an old car. In the end I purchased a MAF sensor from eBay for approx. 100€ and it's worked flawlessly so far.

17th May 2011, 17:19

Hello there from Serbia.

I'm interested in buying a V40 2.0t machine, if we can make contact, can you tell me first hand observations?

Thanks in advance.

You can reach me at bobe84@gmail.com.

Primarily I'm interested in the fuel economy of this beast.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review