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Volvo S40 and V50 (P1) 2004-2012

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 6 months ago
Many reports of unreliability due to electrical issues, and some reports of automatic transmission problems. All engines have a timing belt which need regular replacement, although Volvo interval...
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Volvo S40 and V40 (X40) 1995-2004 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 6 months ago
Engine mounts are a regular fail item. Turbo models can suffer problems with oil feed to the turbocharger. All engines have a timing belt that needs replacement every 120,000 km or 5 years....
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Car of the Year (Wheels, Australia, February 1998)

johna posted a KB article 1 year ago
Excerpt from Wheels (Australia) magazine's annual car of the year feature in February 1998. Volvo's collaborative effort with Mitsubishi (whose Carisma shares this platform) should get the...
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T4 Proves Small Volvos Can Be Fun (What Car?, UK, Nov 1997)

johna posted a KB article 3 years ago
Article from What Car? (UK) magazine, November 1997 Turbo puts 200bhp under T4's wheels. Look at what those fun junkies at Volvo are up to now. They've just slipped a turbocharged...
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Bread 'n' Butter (Motor, Australia, May 1996)

johna posted a KB article 4 years ago
Article from Motor (Australia) magazine, May 1996 Volvo makes no bones about its ambitions for the new S40 sedan and V40 estate. Brimming with confidence following the success of the 850,...
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Bang for Your Bucks (Motor, Australia, June 1998)

johna posted a KB article 4 years ago
An excerpt from Motor (Australia) magazine's annual "Bang for your bucks" feature about the Volvo S40 T4 from June 1998. Volvo has done a great job of shaking off the 'hat driver' image in...
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Volvo S40/V40 buyer's guide (Australia)

Motor Traders Network posted a KB article 8 years ago
The S40/V40 range was released in Australia in February 1997 and was initially available with a 2.0-litre normally-aspirated engine. Buyers could choose base or SE specification. The SE pack...
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Volvo S40 First Drive (Wheels, Australia, Apr 1997)

johna posted a KB article 8 years ago
Article from Wheels (Australia) magazine, April 1997 Once hard-edged, Volvo has softened its corporate lines on the S40. But the S isn't quite up to speed through the esses yet, says...
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Boxless Fours (Which Car?, Australia, Apr/Jun 1997)

johna posted a KB article 8 years ago
Article from Which Car? (Australia) magazine, Apr/Jun 1997 Take off the hat and jump out of the box ... it's crunch time and Volvo is looking to the future with an all-new compact luxury...
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Volvo S40 (Wheels, Australia, Jun 1997)

johna posted a KB article 8 years ago
Article from Wheels (Australia) magazine, June 1997 Dry-roads drive reveals safety-first handling bias Well, the rains came, and the rains went, so now we can tell you how the Volvo S40...
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Never mind the safety (Motor, Australia, Oct 1997)

johna posted a KB article 8 years ago
Article from Motor (Australia) magazine, October 1997 Never mind the safety, here's the bollocks More refinement and a bulk power injection makes the S40 T4 run hot...
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More T, Vicar? (Car, UK, Oct 1997)

johna posted a KB article 8 years ago
Article from Car (UK) magazine, October 1997 Turbocharged and packing 200bhp, the S40 T4 is still a Volvo the stiffest clergyman could love. We're doing about 95mph. We've just...
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Bump Steerer (Which Car?, Australia, Jan/Mar 1998)

johna posted a KB article 8 years ago
Article from Which Car? (Australia) magazine, Jan/Mar 1998 A turbocharger and a sticky set of tyres helps Volvo's S and V40 fly. But don't forget the cushion. TOBY HAGON explains...
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