Vehicle: 2005 Volvo S40 This car is built on a ford focus platform. Driving wise it's fine other than some under-steer at high speeds. The thing consistently breaks every two months, ford quality but with foreign car repair prices. The interior literally falls apart. foam in the seats and door panels melts and disintegrates in the Texas heat. Further more the all wheel drive is pretty much worthless. it's so front wheel drive bias that it basically is front wheel drive.
2005 Volvo S40 T5 AWD
Base price: $27,710; as tested, $30,440
Engine: 2.5-liter turbocharged in-line five, 218 hp/236 lb-ft
Transmission: Six-speed manual, all-wheel drive
Length by width x height: 175.9 x 69.7 x 57.2 in
Wheelbase: 103.9 in
Curb weight: 3447 lb
Fuel economy (EPA city/hwy): 19/27 mpg
Safety equipment: Stability control system, electronic brake distribution, Emergency Brake Assistance, front-occupant side-impact and supplemental airbags, inflatable-curtain side airbags, Whiplash Control System (WHIPS)
Major standard equipment: Automatic climate control, power windows/locks/mirrors, power driver’s seat, tilt/telescope steering wheel, aluminum interior trim, leather shift knob and steering wheel, cruise control, AM/FM/CD sound system
Warranty: Four years/50,000 miles
Have you ever seen a movie and a day later can't remember what it was about? I have several examples of movies that haven't left an impression on me. I was going to name a few, but I just can't remember their titles, which demonstrates my point. The 2005 Volvo S40 will go down in my database of cars (like movies) that won't leave a lasting impression on me. There's noth...