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Volvo S40 (2004 - 2012) 1.6D SE (06/07-01/09) 4d (2007/07) Owner Review

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

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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    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 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Franchise

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £10,000

    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 4.0

    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 4.0

    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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