2005 Volvo S40 I 2.4 from North America
If you plan on buying this car, prepare to do the valve body. They consist of weak aluminum parts. If you catch it before serious problems occur, then it's replacing that over the whole transmission.
Gets good mileage, comfortable, and looks great. Just work the kinks out of the design flaws, and it will be a great car.
Also, do not use winter mode, as it puts the trans in second, putting greater wear on transmission. Put some Spyder Spikes on... Or get the AWD T5..
I love the car's look, and interior. However I do not like how cheap it feels. You would think you're driving a Civic, not a Volvo..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th February, 2012