1997 Volvo S40 2.0 from UK and Ireland
The best car in its class..
Nothing...But suspension needs some attention due to wearing...
This is one of the best cars you can get for approx 4000 euro.
It is the safest car in its class (comparing to other cars that were made in late 90's)
The 2.0 litre petrol engine preforms very well @ low RPM, but it becomes a beast when you go over 4000 mark on the rev counter...
Comfort in this car beats all Japanese imports for sure, only really expensive cars like Jaguar Or Mercedes have better level of comfort... The seats are good for long distances, but it is a bit cramped at the back if you are over 6 foot tall...
This car can last a long time if it is being looked after... and nothing can beat the safety of Volvo...
If you want to be safe... go out there and buy your Volvo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2005
13th Jul 2010, 22:34
I was a Ford mechanic, and for a long time only had Fords. Then I had Peugeot which were also quite good. I then bought a 17 year old Volvo 850 which was a brilliant car, kept that 2 years. I am now hooked on Volvo. I bought a S40 yesterday, which is not disappointing. I agree these are great cars. One thing I have noticed is some of the cars I viewed had rust around wheel arches. Yet the 850 after 17 years didn't have any. I don't think the metal is quite the same as previous Volvos.