2007 Volvo S40 SE 1.6 diesel


Good car, but pity about the 1.6 diesel engine


Boot lid refused to open when nearly new. Even today it still gives problems after a main dealer fix.

The seals on the 4 injectors failed, alternator failed, alternator pulley failed, replaced air flow meter, replaced DPF (service item €550 at 120k), rebuilt turbo, replaced DPF sensors and hoses. The car is in and out of the garage for the last 2 years. As I type this, the car is in the garage. I would have the car sold, but it is never fixed long enough to sell it.

It is all engine problems. I think the problems are only with the 1.6 diesel.

General Comments:

The car is very well screwed together and finished to a high spec..

It is a joy to drive, and the suspension is flawless, even over bad roads and fully loaded.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th November, 2012