2010 Volvo S40 Power Shift 2.0 from Malaysia

Summary:

Safe car!

Faults:

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