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#4527816 - 09/27/17 06:39 PM 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion
sirgerman Offline


Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 294
Loc: Salt Lake City Utah
Well I am looking for a car to replace my Saturn, does Volvo has a good reputaion on reability ?

here is the deal I found

Volvo S40 Volvo S40 Turbo

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#4527831 - 09/27/17 06:55 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: sirgerman]
14Accent Offline


Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 390
Loc: MN
My opinion? Keep shopping. Those S40's were the (sick) lovechild of Volvo and Mitsubishi. They're assembled poorly and have none of the redeeming qualities of real Swedish cars. I say this as an absolute lover of Swedish cars.

Keep searching.
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#4527833 - 09/27/17 06:58 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: 14Accent]
sirgerman Offline


Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 294
Loc: Salt Lake City Utah
you probably right, is the lancer 2014 a cvt transmission ?

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#4527835 - 09/27/17 06:59 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: sirgerman]
wemay Online   happy


Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: Southeast Florida
Very low miles! This car isn't known to have many issues. I would pull the trigger. The only issue i know of is...

Leaking turbo oil return line at the o-ring where it enters the block. It's also covered on the VolvoForums.
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#4527843 - 09/27/17 07:04 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: wemay]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10159
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: wemay
I would pull the trigger.


He's been asking what car to buy since 2010. LOL

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr...urn#Post2079156

Plus look at all the recent threads he's created, mostly all about what car to buy.


Edited by SatinSilver (09/27/17 07:06 PM)

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#4527845 - 09/27/17 07:07 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: SatinSilver]
sirgerman Offline


Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 294
Loc: Salt Lake City Utah
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Originally Posted By: wemay
I would pull the trigger.


He's been asking what car to buy since 2010. LOL

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr...urn#Post2079156

Plus look at all the recent threads he's created, mostly all about what car to buy.


does not true either

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4315227/Re:_Frustrate_with_a_Ford_Fusi#Post4315227

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#4527846 - 09/27/17 07:07 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: SatinSilver]
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Originally Posted By: wemay
I would pull the trigger.


He's been asking what car to buy since 2010. LOL

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr...urn#Post2079156

Plus look at all the recent threads he's created, mostly all about what car to buy.



Wow, you're not kidding!
Can i get those 2 min back? Lol.
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#4527865 - 09/27/17 07:25 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: sirgerman]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6156
Loc: USA
I've always been a fan of those cars, especially the V40 wagon version. However, they are probably not the most reliable cars out there.

And there are so many better cars you could get for $6000! You could probably get a TSX for about the same price. All the luxury and prestige, plus legendary Honda reliability.

If you want something with a little luxury, get a TSX, G35, or IS300.

If you want a basic economy car, get an Echo or Yaris (or a Scion xA or xB)

What specific things are you looking for in your next car? And what is your budget?

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#4527907 - 09/27/17 08:06 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: sirgerman]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9092
Loc: Ontario, Canada
The new 2004 and up has some Mazda3 and Ford Focus in it. If you like the car probably just a Mazda3 with the big engine would provide 90 of the thrills with 20% of the headaches.
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#4527947 - 09/27/17 09:10 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: 14Accent]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 8536
Loc: Virginia Beach
Originally Posted By: 14Accent
My opinion? Keep shopping. Those S40's were the (sick) lovechild of Volvo and Mitsubishi. They're assembled poorly and have none of the redeeming qualities of real Swedish cars. I say this as an absolute lover of Swedish cars.

Keep searching.


+1

Possibly one of the worst Volvos ever produced...
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#4527958 - 09/27/17 09:16 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: IndyIan]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6156
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: IndyIan
The new 2004 and up has some Mazda3 and Ford Focus in it. If you like the car probably just a Mazda3 with the big engine would provide 90 of the thrills with 20% of the headaches.


approved

The S40/V50 T5 is basically an Mk2 Focus ST. And LL Cool J advertised it, so plenty of street cred LOL

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#4528040 - 09/27/17 11:53 PM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: Astro14]
Lolvoguy Offline


Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 2335
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Astro14
Originally Posted By: 14Accent
My opinion? Keep shopping. Those S40's were the (sick) lovechild of Volvo and Mitsubishi. They're assembled poorly and have none of the redeeming qualities of real Swedish cars. I say this as an absolute lover of Swedish cars.

Keep searching.


+1

Possibly one of the worst Volvos ever produced...


shocked

Coming from Astro the Volvo lover, I am shocked!
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#4528045 - 09/28/17 12:16 AM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: sirgerman]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4046
Loc: North Carolina
Just go drive the car. If you like it, buy it.
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#4528188 - 09/28/17 07:52 AM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: Lolvoguy]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 8536
Loc: Virginia Beach
While it's true that I am a Volvo fan, those early S40s were overpriced pieces of junk. They had few of the characteristics of the rest of the line. There are much better choices.

The example from the OP is exceptionally low mileage for the year. If he likes it, I wouldn't discourage him.

But, to be very clear OP: Volvos are well above average for durability, but only average for reliability.

The new model V50 is a nice car (rented one) and drives well, though I don't care for the poor rear visibility.


Edited by Astro14 (09/28/17 07:54 AM)
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#4528252 - 09/28/17 09:03 AM Re: 2004 Volvo S40 Turbo opinion [Re: Astro14]
sirgerman Offline


Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 294
Loc: Salt Lake City Utah
Originally Posted By: Astro14
While it's true that I am a Volvo fan, those early S40s were overpriced pieces of junk. They had few of the characteristics of the rest of the line. There are much better choices.

The example from the OP is exceptionally low mileage for the year. If he likes it, I wouldn't discourage him.

But, to be very clear OP: Volvos are well above average for durability, but only average for reliability.

The new model V50 is a nice car (rented one) and drives well, though I don't care for the poor rear visibility.


If is not going to last at least 150 000 miles without any major repairs, i pass on that one

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