2000 Volvo S40 T4 1.9 from UK and Ireland


Fast, safe, handsome saloon that is affordable to run and fun to drive



General Comments:

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

2000 Volvo S40 USA 1.9T from North America


This car is a real lemon


Brake rotors gone at about 40,000 miles. Excessive brake work during the life of the car. Brakes never worked well.

Frequent replacement of light bulbs, including headlight bulbs.

Electrical problems.

Climate control does not work; no heating.

Numerous panel lights in need of replacement.

Catalytic converter needs to be replaced.

Struts need to be replaced.

Water pump needs to be replaced.

Timing belt needs to be replaced.

Original battery died at around 40,000 miles.

AM/FM radio: indicator lights are gone. Cannot be serviced.

Hood latch malfunctioned, preventing replacement of windshield washer fluid when it was badly needed.

General Comments:

This car is a real lemon. Expensive, poor overal quality, requires frequent and expensive maintenance.

The car has gone through all the steps listed in the preventive maintenance menu, but it is now basically worthless at 84,000 miles. It requires $4,000 worth of maintenance and has a market value of only $5,000. I paid $24,000 for it in May 2000.

A $24,000 Volvo should last a lot more than 6 yrs 10 months.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th April, 2007

2000 Volvo S40 s40 1.7 turbo from North America


Expensive to fix


The car has an Electrical problem. Replaced many head light bulbs. Sometimes by directionals won't work, but if you hit the hazards on for a second, then the directions will work.

Heated seats don't work. Replaced the fuse and it burnt out within seconds.

The car shakes over 60 mph. Brought it back to the dealer, but they just rotated the tires. No help.

The sunroof leaks when it rains. I live in New England.

Both rear coils split in half.

Drive side window button does not work in center console, but works on the door.

Front highlight wiper gets stuck.

Check engine lights comes on. Brought it to the dealership, and they don't know what's wrong.

General Comments:

This car is very comfortable to drive.

There are a lot of problems with the car, and it is very expensive t fix it at the dealership.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th March, 2007

2000 Volvo S40 1.9T from North America


Love it, love it, love it..


When I bought the car it had about 50k miles and I had to replace the brake pedals and rotors asap. I would assume it was the fault of the previous owner.

I do hate some features of the interior design, the way they designed the cup holder and the cigarette lighter. Whenever you use the cup holder you have trouble with using the CD player. And the sigarette lighter interferes with the shift lever. But I prefer avoiding using those, especially the cup holder.

General Comments:

It's the best value for the price. Luxury vehicle for a reasonable price.

I had 10k to waste for a vehicle and couldn't even imagine to get a fully loaded car in perfect condition for a even lower price then intended. This car swept me off my feet.

I heard over and over again from Volvo owners how they survived terrible car accidents. And you can't get that anywhere else for the price that Volvo offers.

I would only use synthetic oil and premium level of gas, that guarantees a better performance and a better longevity. Plus you wouldn't want to treat a turbo charged engine otherwise.

It certainly does not feel like a 4 cylinder and that's the whole fun of it.

This car is very comfortable and extremely fun to drive, great acceleration with a nice fuel efficiency. Very sharp and expensive look.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2006