2000 Volvo S40 Sport from North America
Do not buy this model
-Check Engine Lights
-Seats (leather cracked after first 6 months)
I will never buy this car again.
This car is THE worst car I have ever owned.
Imagine having your car accelerate without your foot on the gas pedal. This problem has almost caused numerous accidents at red lights because I have had my foot on the brake and at the same time it was accelerating. This has happened to me three times because the thermostat has broken three times in the past 1.5 years.
I have had to replace the lightbulbs so many times, that now I have plenty of spares on hand.
The seating is uncomfortable and the leather began to crack after 6 months. I am a small person and have had leather interior. I have never had this problem in any other car.
There has been a problem with my shift stick where you can shift gears while your car is not in drive. Also, you can't take your key out of the ignition.
This car is terrible in the snow and in the rain. It has nothing to do with the tires. I live in N. England and the poor handling of the vehicle does not make for safe driving.
The only thing I look forward to is replacing this vehicle.
If you have an S40, you also need to worry about the car randomly catching on fire. I went online to see if anyone else has had problems similar to mine and found a lot of stories about this happening to people.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th September, 2008