2004 Volvo S40 SE 1.8 from UK and Ireland


Safe to drive with big style


Since I got my Volvo I had no problems.

Its couple time it didn't start from first time. Took to dealer, they did sorted it very quick. They just upgraded software.

General Comments:

The car is fantastic.

Its very comfortable and safe.

Not very economical driving around city.

But very economical on motorways.

Engine little bit underpowered.

Really stylish.

Sound system, amazing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th August, 2006

2004 Volvo S40 LSE A SR 1.9 turbo from North America


Good looks with a mean little engine

General Comments:

Excellent car. Good bang for the buck.

Good styling / looks, luxurious, good on gas and excellent performance.

Good horsepower (170) / torque (177) to weight (2,767 lbs.) ratio.

There is a slight turbo lag off the start, but when the turbo kicks in, that's it. And even at high speeds, it will keep going.

I am very satisfied. I can't wait to upgrade to a 200+ turbo model with a Geartronic transmission (like Tiptronic) in a few years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2006

2004 Volvo S40 SE 2.4i from UK and Ireland


An excellent medium sized family car that likes to be driven



General Comments:

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.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2005

5th Dec 2005, 10:18

This car isn't an appropriate family car. it's kind of small. a family car is something more like an SUV or a minivan. Most people I know can't get their family into a car like this.

11th Dec 2006, 20:35

Er, it's a Ford Focus saloon in a party dress! The only thing about the S40 that I would regard as premium is the price tag! To my eyes it does not look right - the middle of the car is too long in relation to the length of the boot and bonnet. In addition the centre console is a gimmick and the wood-effect trim is really awful.

2004 Volvo S40 from North America


The Best Car ever made!



General Comments:

I would just like the praise the Volvo s40 because it saved my life. I had a bad car wreck when I hit ice and I slammed head on into a house and if I had been driving anything else I wouldn't have made it! Thanks Volvo for making such a safe car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2005

15th May 2005, 19:29

Glad to hear that Volvo saved your life. I believe Volvo used to make tanks back in the day...

23rd Jun 2005, 16:31

You should join the Volvo Saved My Life Club.

18th Oct 2007, 18:31

This is good to know, I just bought a volvo s40 yesterday after wanting one forever! Safety is the most important when I'm driving..i'll keep you all posted on my thoughts since I haven't driven it yet.