Driving Impressions

Driving Impressions  - 2008 Volvo S40 Review - Reviews - Volvo S40

Even when equipped with the automatic transmission, the S40 2.4i accelerates with spirit, though the engine growls when pushed. Despite a taut suspension, ride comfort is generally satisfactory, but the sedan can hit some bumps rather hard. We have yet to drive the newly upgraded T5.

Stable on the road, the S40 maneuvers easily and delivers appealing control. Curves produce only modest body lean, and the sedan corners crisply. Occupants tend to sit on top of the seats rather than in them, but they still prove supportive and comfortable during long drives. The cabin is impressively roomy — roughly the same volume as the larger S60 sedan.

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    Bulb specifications
    NOTE Please consult a Volvo retailer’s Parts department for the most up-to-date specifications. ...

    Storage compartment in the centerconsole
    To open the lid on the storage compartment, press the lower edge of the opening latch (see illustration above). This lid can be folded back to form a small table area for rear seat passengers. ...

    Fuel filler door
    The fuel filler cap can be placed on the hook on the fuel filler door while refueling Press the button on the light switch panel (see the illustration on page 67) when the vehicle is at a st ...