2004 Volvo S40 from North America
This car does not lived up to my expectations
The car was hit in the rear. The repair cost is unbelievable in terms of time involved. Volvo does not manufacture the body parts and it has been two months since the body parts were ordered and still has not arrived. Effectively, this S40 model has a very expensive collision repair even for small dents by virtue of the reason given above, and caused a lot of hassle. I cannot recommend this car to anybody. Stay out of this car.
Volvo s40 does not have readily accessible parts and costly to repair.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th October, 2004
Fair enough comment if you live in North America, probably all European cars are costly to repair compared to the domestic product. However, in Europe this is not a problem and I think you should say something about DRIVING the car to be more credible, all accidents are horrible and never cheap to fix.
One of the major factors why motorists choose to buy a Volvo is safety. Another motorist crashed your car, it would be useful to know how the car was after the during and after impact. If the crash was a lot worse, would you have preferred to be in the Volvo or something else? a Ford for example..
I agree, the original poster should comment on how the car drove, not its repair time. My 2000 528i was hit by a drunk driver and it was in the shop for seven weeks. Luckily, I got a loaner paid for by the other's car insurance. But I can't fault the car for this.
I agree with the original poster. We have a 2004 S40, which has been nothing but horrible trouble. While the drive is pretty good for an automatic transmission, it's not worth the money.
The car has never been in an accident. It has under 50,000 miles on it too. Yet the heating core, radiator, struts, rotors, have all broken. Also, we've never been notified of the 5 recalls posted for the model we have, and are currently experiencing a problem as a result. The car is now stalling out on us. Do not buy these cars, you'll throw away your money.