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Vehicle Overview  - 2008 Volvo S40 Review - Reviews - Volvo S40

Volvo's smallest sedan, the compact S40, comes in 2.4i and T5 trim levels, the latter offered in all- as well as front-wheel drive. A few years past a full redesign, the S40 and its V50 wagon sister have been substantially freshened for 2008. The exterior is refinished, cabin storage is improved and there are new safety and convenience features. The T5 gets more power from the same engine but loses its choice of transmissions. Competitors include the Audi A3, Subaru WRX and Volkswagen GTI.

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    Quality and equipment
    'A small Volvo is built to the same high standard as a big Volvo,' says Hakan Abrahamsson, C30 project director. 'The quality levels are the same. We have Volvo standards and we don't differentiate ...

    Reinserting the headlight housing
    When reinserting the housing, be sure that the long locking pin (to the left in the illustration) is securely in place in both of its retaining clamps. 1. Plug in the connector until it clicks ...

    Sport
    In this mode, the vehicle's body sway is reduced during cornering and steering response is more immediate. The transmission shifts up at higher rpm for sportier driving. The indicator light in ...