Besides daily driving I have logged 1200 miles on a road trip to Connecticut from Ohio and back putting in two 550 mile days in comfort. We are very pleased so far. Other updates include two-position head restraints versus fixed and revised options availability. My partner has had his now for five years and loves his as well, no major unexpected issues. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1558164026896 ; listingsSearchManager. Inventive engineering is likely to play a role.
Either way, space is a concern, as the transversely mounted inline-six fills most of the room between the wheel wells. Keep in touch via mobile application New is also a mobile application that makes sure that the driver can stay in touch with the parked car via an iPhone or Android smart phone. Fun to drive great handling, peppy, rides firm like most sports cars. To be fair, Volvo didn't just arbitrarily jack up the S40's price. With a turbocharged engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and black alloy wheels, however, this sleek ride can back up its sporty appearance effortlessly.
The turbocharged-5 is far superior, though its turbocharged nature makes it a little sluggish off the line. One of the oldest cars in the Volvo line up, despite a refresh in 2008, the Volvo S40 is beginning to look a little dated. Between these two worlds exists a niche for vehicles like the 2010 Volvo S40. It handles the lumps and bumps of New Jersey's winter worn roads with ease. But the 2009 S40 T5 R-Design now goes toe-to-toe with the A4 2. Sport mode also bumps the shift points. Volvo finished in an impressive 10th place in our 2012 Driver Power satisfaction survey, so reliability is clearly a strong point.
It features the safety peace of mind that comes standard with a Volvo along with impeccable finishing and above standard refinement. The engine has been optimised for low fuel consumption and the injection system has a different type of piezoelectric fuel injector compared with the D5 engine. The last S60R we tested, in 2005, only managed 6. On the options list, the Climate package includes heated front seats, headlight washers and automatic wipers. Owners of all new Volvos from Model Year 2012 with Volvo On Call can download the new application that opens up a range of connectivity possibilities.
Incoming collision forces are distributed so the passenger compartment remains as intact and undamaged as possible. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. This is the best money can buy at this time due to the 5 year warranty plan and discounts being taking off. I am impressed because it is sporty enough for her and it is still a solid little Volvo. Fortunately, there's plenty of function behind the S40's impressive form, as most controls are a model of simplicity. Consumers do, however, have options to detect mileage fraud. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.
All are fitted as standard in the Volvo S40. The T5 R-Design can also be equipped with 18-inch wheels. The five-speed automatic remains standard on the front-wheel-drive T5 R-Design but returns to the options list for the other trims. Purchased this for my 17 year old daughter as her first car. The acceleration is fine with me. As such, the S40 might appeal to people who can't afford something like an Audi A4 but still want a car that's more prestigious to own than a Mazda 3. The spirited energy of the European sports car is all about styling details like signature silk-metal finish grilles, dual tailpipes, and racing-inspired leather seats.
The Geartronic 6-speed downshifts quickly and decisively, and the natural-feeling electric-assist steering weights up in a linear fashion with increasing lock and cornering loads. It's a design that catches the eye from every angle, and hints at the promise of an amazing drive. Ownership experience has exceeded every reasonable expectation. After driving a prius for the last three years I really have missed my S40, such a solid well made car. Fuel economy estimates are also improved for 2010. All models include front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags, along with whiplash-reducing head restraints in all outboard positions.
I just wish I could drive it sometime. From electric to electrifying, we break it all down in a concise, model-by-model review that begins on the next page. This aesthetic is at the heart of the Volvo R-Design, and you can be sure to find your perfect sporty ride in the vast inventory on eBay. After being severely injured in an auto accident I wanted a safe, practical, small car with good handling characteristics and decent performance. Factors that will affect your rate include your age, marital status, credit history, driving record, and the garaging address of your vehicle. My husband was a Ford man and after he drove my car home, he wanted one, so 5 days later we went back and bought another one.
DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. The body of the Volvo S40 features immense torsional rigidity and the car has a sturdy chassis, a combination that results in consistent, predictable behaviour on the road. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The 2009 Volvo S40 is a premium compact sedan available in three trim levels: 2. The current generation of the Volvo S40 has taken a visual step closer to the Volvo S80 - giving customers large-car properties in a compact format and with clearly sporty overtones. The large alloy wheels enhance the car's road presence and add to the powerful look. Accordingly, the 2010 Volvo S40 could be a solid choice, particularly if you can get a big discount on one.
Mid-corner bumps upset the composure, the ride isn't particularly well damped and it tends to be unsettled on rough tarmac. There are also other petrol engine versions available, as well as a 2. Volvo says it is working on a sportier solution. And unique for R-Design, the optional Lava interior carpeting creates a youthful, stylish ambiance that will energize your every drive. The rolling stock looks especially handsome, the wheels a unique cranked-spoke design with a machined face, fitted with nicely grippy ContiSportContact 3s, the optional summer-only tire. At the limit, there's steady mild to moderate understeer, but the rear tires can be coaxed into participating with some slight lift-throttle yaw.