Excellent so far. Small medium sized family saloon. Smooth ride, good grip with the tyres, it sticks to the road on cornering as well. Plenty of power in this size of 5 cylinder engine (2.4i auto) especially on motorways. Climate control in separate zones is good as well. Extremely safe car to drive with front, side and curtain airbags. Extras on the car include; Comfortable leather heated seats. Electric sunroof, Smooth Geartronic transmission (auto/Manual), metallic paint, upgraded Dolby surround sound system 'Premium Sound' with Cd/Mini disc, 12 speakers no distortion at max levels. Superb Xenon head lights, Sat Nav for UK/Europe (expensive at £2,200 but worth it) with RTI just upgraded to the latest DVD (£200), now gives latest traffic reports (accidents/hold ups on your route) very useful on motorway journeys, has added a totally new dimension to the Sat Nav system.
The whole driving experience is exciting in the Volvo S40 2.4i SE Auto, up to date it has been a joy.
Considered buying the new BMW 3 series, but as it has overtaken Ford Mondeo sales in the UK, it is now no longer to be considered anything special, there are just to many of the 'silver' machines to be seen on the road today.
The shape of the new S40 attracted me to it, totally different from the old model V40 saloon. For me I think that I have found, after much searching, what I think is 'MY' perfect car and I intend to keep it for a long time to come.
I urge you to try a test drive of this model, you won't be disappointed.
Think different...think Volvo.