Is the 2001 Volvo S40 a good car?

Is the 2001 Volvo S40 a good car?

Never had any issues with it other than general maintenance which is understandable at 82k miles. The car is cheap, yet it is a luxury car and it defiantly shows it. The seats are very comfortable, high quality leather throughout the whole car, even the new cars leather seats cheap out once you get to the back seat.

Is the Check Engine Light always on on a Volvo S40?

The check engine light is almost always on, but I just ignore it as the car still runs fine and gets great fuel economy without it. I blew a radiator hose a while ago, but that isn’t unexpected on a car that is 12.

When did the second generation Volvo S40 come out?

Introduced in the beginning of 2004, the second generation S40 (known as the 2004.5 Volvo S40) introduced a new design based on the Volvo P1 platform built at the Volvo Cars factory in Ghent, Belgium. At the same time, the V40 was replaced by the estate V50, also based on the P1 platform and built in Ghent.

Is the Volvo S40 based on a P1 platform?

At the same time, the V40 was replaced by the estate V50, also based on the P1 platform and built in Ghent. The S40 was nominated for the World Car of the Year award for 2005, and won the Canadian Car of the Year Best New Sport Compact award for 2005.

Where does the S40 AWD transmission come from?

The top of the line S40/V50 T5 AWD, as well as the 2.4 and 2.4i, powertrain is still made by Volvo. The transmission is developed with Getrag at Volvo’s Koping Transmission Center in Sweden, and the AWD system bought from Haldex Traction of Sweden.

How long have I owned a Volvo S40?

I OWNED THIS CAR FOR 4 YEARS, EVERYDAY…17 MILES TO WORK TO HOME AND VICEVERSA. I got my 03 S40 in Feb 2016 with 70k miles. 3,500 miles and 4 months later I still love this car. Design: I think it looks great on the outside.

What’s the difference between a Volvo S40 and S60?

Volvo stretches the S40’s wheelbase nearly 1 inch this year to 101 and adds a new front bumper and more rounded fenders, increasing the overall length by 2.4 inches to 177.8. The S40 is about 6 inches shorter in wheelbase and more than 2 inches shorter overall than Volvo’s new midsize S60 sedan.

When was the last time I serviced my Volvo S40?

Last serviced at 46,390 miles in Jersey City, NJ on 06/08/21 • Vehicle serviced • Pre-delivery inspection completed • Vehicle washed/detailed. Mileage: 46,386 miles Body Type: Sedan Color: Blue Engine: 5 Cyl 2.4 L

How many miles does a Volvo S40 drive?

1st owner purchased on 11/08/06 and owned in PA until 09/24/12 • 2nd owner purchased on 09/25/12 and owned in PA until 03/15/21. 1st owner drove an estimated 2,308 miles/year • 2nd owner drove an estimated 2,817 miles/year.

When did I buy a 2004 Volvo S40?

Gained this car in 2011 and drove this car to Florida when I was in college. It did have a few problems off and on but honestly I would take responsibility for some it since I was a poor college student who could barely afford gas let alone maintenance.

What kind of problem does a Volvo have?

Well, my Volvo did it again today. At 7:00 AM and 65 F temperature, it started and drove fine as I got my morning coffee. Six hours later, after sitting in the hot California sun on this 90 F day, it failed to start in my driveway… Have you experienced volvo stalling problems?

What happens when the fuel pump fails in a Volvo?

If the engine has spark, it may have died due to a loss of fuel pressure. When fuel pumps fail, they usually just quit with little or no warning. The engine usually won’t restart and the vehicle has to be towed in for repairs.


Where are the airbags on a 2001 Volvo S40?

For 2001, Volvo has given the S40 and V40 standard Inflatable Curtain (IC) head-protection airbags, a system found on other, more expensive Volvo models. The curtains, one on each side, are woven in one piece and hidden inside the roof lining.

Which is the best thing about a Volvo?

Showing 3 of 192 reviews. Get a Volvo they said, it’s reliable they said. The car is not great. The best thing about it is the speakers and sunroof. I had people rave about the quality, and I’ve have to get tons of work done, and it still acts like something is wrong with it. I drive it so easy.

When was the Volvo S40 homologated for racing?

A limited edition ‘Xi’ trim level was also offered for a short run on Phase 1 and Phase 1.5 cars, often painted yellow with black bezel headlamps. The Volvo S40 was the first car to earn a four star Euro-NCAP safety rating. The S40 was homologated for racing in the Super Touring category on 1 January 1997.

What kind of engine does a Volvo S40 have?

Engines choices consisted of the 2.0, 2.4 and 2.5 litre petrol engines paired with either a 5 speed manual or 6 speed dual clutch gearbox. The S40 was refreshed for April 2007.

What’s the price of a 2011 Volvo S40?

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2011 Volvo S40 ranges from just over $28,500 for the base S40 T5 to about $39,000 for a fully loaded S40 R-Design. The 2011 Volvo S40 competes evenly with the Audi A3 and Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart and, when comparably equipped, Lexus IS.

How much horsepower does a Volvo S40 have?

The Volvo S40’s turbocharged 2.5-liter engine pumps out 227 horsepower, runs on regular gas and can go 30 miles on a single gallon of gasoline. The five-cylinder design transmits a bit of vibration and there is lack of low-end torque until the turbo kicks in. Enthusiasts will pine for more power, but they’re unlikely to purchase a Volvo S40.

What do I need to know about my Volvo door latch?

If you start having to use more strength to open or close your Volvo’s door, this is a symptom that your door latch is starting to become faulty. If you hear a scraping noise, like metal against metal when you open and close the door, this is also a warning sign that there is a problem.

This rare trim is pricy compared to other 2.4i S40 but really worth it! Overall, the car is built with tons of high-tech components that really improves the driving experience. The B5254T3 engine has CVVT that allow surprising amount of torque even at low RPM.

What is the fault code for a Volvo transmission?

Common fault codes are TCM-002A, TCM-002B, P0733, P0734. If your Volvo transmission hesitates to shift gears, it bangs into gear; the problem could be the B4 servo.