Volvo Ratings

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    2002 Volvo S40 - Base

    Pros: The handling, and the comfort.

    Cons: 15' tires the only size option

    Advice: Get all options available, the car is great!

    DON’T get a Volts. Jetta, they have so many problems. I have three friends that have gotten Jetta's in the past year and they all have had window problems and two have had transmission problems. The S40 drives great! I got every option available. I did research and test drove many other cars. The Audi A4 was the only other one I seriously considered, but the S40 did beat it. You get much more for you money with the Volvo S40. The 2.0T with the Audi A4 does not even come with real leather. The S40 is a GREAT car!

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    2002 Volvo S40 - Base

    Pros: Quality

    Cons: Non color coated door handles

    Advice: Its a great car, get one!

    Car drives great (like a BMW and other high end car)

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    2002 Volvo V70 - XC A SR AWD

    Pros: The seats.the stereo, the ride.

    Cons: storage in front

    Advice: rides like a cloud for a SUV. Handles like a fine European road car.

    Quiet, alert, comfortable, able to do anything you want, when you want. Car is luxurious along with utilitarian. No need to worry, this car will rise to the occasion, whatever the need. At the same time you'll have the peace of mind you are in the safest vehicle on the planet. Lacking some nooks and crannys of my previous V70 for storage, but much more sophisticated in all other ways. Great car !

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    2002 Volvo V40 - Base

    Pros: Seats are comfortable

    Cons: Cheap steering wheel doesn't match the leather interior

    Advice: Load it up

    The V40 has plenty of 'Bang for the Buck'. Great leather interior with comfortable seats, CD stereo, nice trim, interior and exterior design, looks high quality (except for the cheap steering wheel). More of a sporty ride than a luxury ride. Could be a little more quiet (too much wind and road noise into the cabin). It has the feel of a European sport wagon, not a luxury sedan. The 1.9T has plenty of power and the transmission is smooth. The turbo is quiet and smooth without any lag or boost whiplash. Feels like a nice 6 cyl. If it is as reliable as my 95 Subaru legacy wagon has been, my 2002 V40 with premium plus and winter package will be a great buy for $25.5K. Two wagons, my god, I am a nerd!!!!

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    2002 Volvo S40 - Base

    Pros: Seats

    Cons: back row seats

    Advice: get the sport premium package

    Great car! It handles very well and accelerates as though it was much stronger than 160 hps... Wonderful seats and ergonomics.

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    2002 Volvo S40 - Base

    Pros: My favorite feature is the way it handles.

    Cons: Getting used to the controls on the dash was a little confusing at first.

    Advice: Be sure to test drive this car. You won't be sorry!

    The S40 is very comfortable and easy to handle. It is very responsive and the turbo gives it the extra boost needed in traffic. The interior is very quiet. It is a little stiff compared to some American cars, but I did not find this uncomfortable in any way.

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    2002 Volvo S80 - Executive

    Pros: The CD player

    Cons: Panel fit and paint job

    Advice: Don't do it

    The s80 has a couple of annoying faults including speed control that is off axis and noisy tires. I am disappointed. I does look great but its overall quality including electricals and panel fit is poor.