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Volvo S40 1.6D SE (06/07-01/09) 4d (2007/07)

Volvo S40 1.6D SE (06/07-01/09) 4d (2007/07) - Owner Review

Extremely comfortable seats and a decent size boot considering the size of the car.

Review submitted by
Adam Limer on

Volvo S40 (04-12)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Most people probably think I am old and boring but of course I know that this is really a luxury focus which can be bought at bog standard focus prices.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Been very impressed with the quality and room inside.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would seriously consider changing it for a V50 at some point.

What are you likely to buy next?

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
June 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Got a good trade in on our old car.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very well, its surprisingly quick for a 1.6 diesel, it never really feels slow at all. I guess this should not be too surprising as the car is pretty light and the engine does produce 106bhp. Its also very economical, I am not the most economical of drivers and I have been getting around 51mpg on average.

What's it like to park?
Easy because its pretty small really.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
There was a minor electrical fault a month ago which the local dealer said was a known problem. It was fixed very quickly with no problems at all.

What's most practical about your car?
Extremely comfortable seats and a decent size boot considering the size of the car.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Heated, electric leather seats, very nice...

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