Volvo S40 Road Test

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Volvo S40 Review

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The Volvo S40 is an exceptionally solid feeling car which should prove durable and in typical Volvo fashion should retain its youthful looks mile after mile.

Build Quality

The Volvo S40 is an exceptionally solid feeling car which should prove durable and in typical Volvo fashion should retain its youthful looks mile after mile.

Value For Money

The Volvo S40D SE is good value for money offering above average levels of standard equipment. Volvo is committed to safety and the S40 boasts an impressive safety package, many of these safety features would be optional extra's on some of its rivals.

Conclusion

With the introduction of the S40, Volvo have produced an attractive & comfortable compact saloon that combines an ergonomic interior with a high level of standard safety equipment. It features the best of Swedish understated design and is relaxed to drive, what more could you want!

14 May 2006 Melanie Carter
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Volvo S40 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedVolvo S40D SE
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourBrilliant Blue Pearl
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.6 Seconds
Top Speed 130 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban37.2 mpg
Extra Urban61.4 mpg
Combined49.6 mpg
  
Insurance Group10
Euro NCAP Rating5
Warranty3-Year/60,000 Mile Warranty
Price (when tested on the 14/05/06)£20,538 OTR (Test Car £22,847.13)

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