2007 Volvo S40 Review from UK and Ireland

2007 Volvo S40 SE 1.6 diesel

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.6 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo V40


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

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review