2004 Volvo S40 T5 from North America
Volvo For Life
I haven't had any issues with this car, honestly. It warms the deep holes in my heart knowing that this vehicle is extremely well built and is able to handle pot holes and rough roads like a champ.
I had to replace a valve or gasket (something dealing with the fuel tank) at 108000 miles and it cost about $300. But besides that, I haven't had ANYTHING go wrong. It still looks beautiful and contemporary.
In addition to that, people still comment that they thought my car was brand new (or they did after I had just purchased it).
I have a 2004.5. Weird, I know. What that means is I have the 2005-2007 version of the Volvo S40, but they were eager to throw this car into the market, so Volvo discontinued its old 2004 S40 halfway through the year and began selling the 2005 S40 halfway through 2004.
So technically, my car is registered as a 2004 S40, but for all of the mechanic's preferences I've talked to, I'm supposed to refer to it as a 2005 (or 2004.5, they know what that means, too).
I just really love this car. This is my little Swedish tank. It feels like a hefty car, but I can always fit in the tiniest parking spots.
It also, albeit it doesn't look like it, can turn on a dime. I literally ZIP AND ZOOM around in this vehicle. This is my beautiful precious Volvo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2012