2001 Volvo S40 1.8


Cheap but respectful


Front axle revision. There was shaking when accelerating. One of the front axles was loose. Repaired.

Steering power was noisy, repaired.

Cooling fan was not working properly. Actually there is 2 steps for working. First one is for normal heating, second for over heating. In my car the first was not working.

Steering wheel leather is badly worn, I will change it.

Front light wiper engine (left) is not working. It costs like 200 euros here. So I just unplugged it.

Interior door coatings are not stable, I glued them back.

Looks like my car did not receive much attention from the previous owner. Up to now I spent 1/4 more money than the price I bought it for. I am feeling everything is okay now, we will see...

General Comments:

Looks nice, cheap buying price, good reputation.

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

Review Date: 11th May, 2010

2001 Volvo S40 2.0T


We expect better car from Volvo


Spare parts are very expensive: RH headlight wiper engine is 300Euros. Automatic transmission fluid is 17 Euros per liter. Also interior plastic mechanisms are not working well. Performance is reduced after 50000 Km because of defective turbo compressor. All bearings are working noisily. We paid 70000 Euros for this car, but we could not find what we expected.

General Comments:

Fuel consumption is around 10 Lt/100km. It is good for 170hp engine.

Performance is acceptable. Steering is good except during acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th November, 2003