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Old 06-29-2019, 07:13 PM
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Default Volvo S40/V50

For some reason I've been thinking about these cars recently as I think they're cute as a button. Reliability looks shaky. Any stories to tell?
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:07 AM
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My ex had an S40....reliability was indeed TERRIBLE. Avoid like the plague.
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:11 PM
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It was essentially a "pretty" Ford Focus.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:41 PM
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My pass boss and good friend of mine had an S40 for a few years. I've never heard him grumble about it, so assume there weren't any major issues with the car. Personally, I wouldn't get one because I very much disliked the interior. It's a plastic wasteland.
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I had the impression that reliability strongly depended on the engines, and some extra kit; base 4 cylinder petrols with simple stereos are rather trouble free, the turbo diesels with sat nav and other electric gizmos, very much less so.
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