1999 Volvo S40 SE 1.8i petrol from UK and Ireland
Overall a marvellous car, which I shall keep as long as I possibly can
In 6 years I have had this Volvo there have been no problems apart from much confusion in Volvo circles on how long a cam-belt lasts on the 1.8i Mitsubishi engine. Just about to get it changed at 99,000 miles - Volvo garage quote £600 and independent garage £350.
I have owned two previous Volvo cars - 2 wardrobes and a 240.
Minor niggle faults in all, but overall very good. This variant however appears to be perfect from quality of build to gizmo's galore and a fuel consumption that I cannot believe. Plenty of room for lots of gear in boot or with seats down and speed not effected by load. On top of that it still looks the bees knees, even in company of brand new cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2007