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A Volvo is for Life, not just for Christmas

AdvantagesWonderful safety features!

DisadvantagesA little more expensive than some other cars!

"A Volvo is for life well in Shane’s case until he rights it off! Well, that not all together fair, okay so he hit the back of a Mercedes Lorry, then a Mondeo car rolled over the bonnet whilst he was on a single track road and then finally someone in a VW Polo hit the back of the car whist he was turning left. These incidents occurred in 300 series Volvo’s since then Shane has had on 440 SE, I have had a special edition 440 redline and currently ..." Read review
05.02.2002

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Community Level 1geoffers

geoffers

Volvo V40 1.8 Bi-fuel

AdvantagesSmooth ride,quiet & sticks to the road

DisadvantagesExtremely expensive servicing

"This was my first Volvo, my first LPG car and my first estate car. I had it from new for 1 year (only got rid of it 2 weeks ago due to opting out of company car scheme) The car was an SE spec so all the toys, electric everything and all leather,climate control etc. Firstly the fuel thing- LPG took a couple of weeks to get used to as it lacked power at low revs, pulling off required an extra few revs but after that there was no noticeable difference. Beware ..." Read review
21.06.2003

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Community Level 1Mr_Wink

Mr_Wink

V40 - solid, reliable and adequate power

AdvantagesGood power, nice shape, feature rich

DisadvantagesNone

"...paying a visit to a Volvo dealer very soon! ..." Read review
19.10.2001

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Community Level 1weebgenera...

weebgenerations

Sexy, Safe & Sensible

Advantagessexy, safe & sensible

Disadvantagesnone

"The Volvo V40 is a superb blend of sexy, safe and sensible. Lets face it - we all want the sexy car - the sporty things with two seats and plenty of umph, we also like the safe, believing that we CAN travel at 100mph in complete safety (?) - and as hard as it is to admit, for those of us with kids we all desire the sensible. OH NO! NOT THE SKODA TYPE SENSIBLE - NEVER - we like a boot, some space. Well, this volvo has it all: Four-cylinder petrol ..." Read review
10.09.2000

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Community Level 2TLCK9

TLCK9

Changing the appearance of the Volvo driver

Advantageslooks, build quality, dealership service

Disadvantagesinsurance

"...in addition to the faithful Volvo owners that keep going back. I have driven this car now for over 10,000 miles and have found only a few minor problems, which on reporting to the local dealership have been sorted almost immediately. The customer service aspect has been extremely good. Lets go back to the car. The V40 has a more sportier touring approach to design than its big brother the V70. The 1.8 is a good starting point but I feel I will ..." Read review
04.03.2001

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Community Level 1huskydo

huskydo

Volvo V40 1.8CD 1998 Owners 2yr Review Review with images

Advantagessafety, reliablity, comfort, extras

DisadvantagesInsurance, Weight,

"...at maindealers. i still own the volvo and am not looking to change it just yet and would definantly consider another Volvo again. ..." Read review
27.05.2009

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Community Level 2mkberridge

mkberridge

Volvo - makes my family feel safe

AdvantagesThe whole feel of safety, I drive my 18 month old daughter around and will never choose another make of car!

DisadvantagesHeavier on the fuel than I am used to, not drastically but costs more to run than my old 1 litre.

"I have owned a volvo v40 for nearly 2 years which I purchased from new. I was expecting so needed something bigger than my KA. My husband was also worried about safety so we opted for the Volvo. A little more expensive than we wanted to pay but it has been worth every penny. We travel long distances for holidays and visiting friends and it is always a smooth ride. My daughter hardly ever wakes up as it is quiet inside. I am not up to date on looking ..." Read review
21.03.2005

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Community Level 1oocanibe

oocanibe

Volvo V40SE 1.8GDI

Advantagesvolvo status symbol

Disadvantagesover priced mitsubishi

"...Mitsubishi factory!! OK its got Volvo badges on it but the engine & gearbox on my version are Mitsubishi. Of course I took out the T4 & LPT but settled (for tax reasons & economy) on the 1.8iSE. Full leather, climate, winter pack (heated seats & headlamp wipers)groovy alloys...Theoretically a nice car but unfortunately has some annoying problems i wudnt expect from a £19,000 otr car. The main problem is it scrunches when changing between 2nd & 3rd ..." Read review
21.01.2003

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Community Level 1Salazar

Salazar

If I could be a car a Volvo I would be!

AdvantagesMany

DisadvantagesPrice

"...bad word to say about Volvo in general let alone the V40. Having worked for Volvo safety has always been there first and main issue, and they are well know for it. If I was in an accident there is no car I would rather be in than a Volvo, it doesn't matter what model. You cannot disagree on the safety of a Volvo with their SIPS (Side Inpact Protection System) as one of the many standard features. Being a female feeling safe in your car ..." Read review
21.01.2004

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Community Level 1ecommerces...

ecommercesurveyor

Volvo V40

AdvantagesGood protection and comfortable, with big boot

DisadvantagesHigher fuel consumption

"...or simply go to the Volvo website. It is about 1.20 metres high and average size for width and length. It is a good car with many good features. 10/10 for the comfort and luxury. And it lasts a long, long, long, long, long, long time. ..." Read review
11.05.2008

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