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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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    Opening the tailgate manually
    Opening the tailgate manually The tailgate is held closed by an electronic locking mechanism. To open: 1. Press lightly on the rubberized plate under the handle to release the lock. 2. Lift t ...

    Shiftlock override
    If the vehicle cannot be driven, for example because of a dead battery, the gear selector must be moved from the P position before the vehicle can be moved3. 1 - Lift away the rubber mat on the f ...

    Glove compartment
    The glove compartment can only be locked and unlocked using the detachable key blade in the remote key. See page 59 for information on removing the key blade from the remote key. Insert the ke ...