2000 Volvo S40 T4 1.9 from UK and Ireland
Fast, safe, handsome saloon that is affordable to run and fun to drive
Quick front wheel drive Swedish/Dutch saloon with 200 BHP and 221 Ib/ft torque plus combined fuel economy of around 31 mpg and acceptable main dealer service costs.
Handsome and modern looking, especially being the phase 2 model.
Very good front seat ergonomics.
Overly firm ride. Other rival vehicles give same level of front drive handling, but with more comfortable ride.
Very safe vehicle with multiple airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, rigid safety cell.
Ample boot space plus split folding rear seats.
0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds. Top speed 148 mph.
Very refined motorway cruiser.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th April, 2007