2010 Volvo S40 Review

2010 Volvo S40 Power Shift 2.0 from Malaysia

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance23000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Coupe


Safe car!


Nothing is wrong. So far so good.

General Comments:

Bought this compact S40 in November 2010.

Very compact and comfy car. Able to accommodate 4 passengers easily.

It's the new 2.0L (145hp) that comes with Powershift transmission (Volvo-Ford dual clutch tech). Pretty smooth on gear change; but not as swift as VW DSG! It really saves fuel consumption in city or highway travel.

Love the blind spot system (BLIS), which notices any vehicle or object on either side of the car, so it alerts the driver.

I only upgraded to larger rims. The stock rims that come with the car are 6.5x16" (205/55/r16), which is rather small. Hence I upgraded the rims to 7.5x17" (225/45r17), which enhances the handling quality.

So far no issues with the car; just changed the battery after 14 months.

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

Review Date: 3rd March, 2012

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review