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2004 Volvo S40

2004 Volvo S40
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Volvo S40
  • Volvo S40
  • Year:
    2004-
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    218@0
  • Torque @ RPM:
    4800
  • 0-60 time:
    8.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    136 mph
  • body style:

The Volvo S40 comes loaded with features for a very competitive price. For starters, the base price of $24,190 is $510 less than the current S40. Standard equipment includes a 2.4-liter five-cylinder engine, curtain and side-impact airbags, projector-type headlamps, and ABS with EBD, which electronically balances the braking.

 

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2016 Volvo Concept 40

2016 Volvo Concept 40

Two new concepts preview the company’s next-generation compact cars

A successful manufacturer in the 1970s and especially in the 1980s, Volvo Cars has been struggling to keep up with more mainstream premium car makers for more than three decades. Sold by the Volvo Group to Ford in 1999, the automobile division continued to struggle under American ownership and was eventually bought by Geely in 2010. The Chinese automaker invested heavily in the Swedish brand and Volvo rolled out products such as the second-gen XC90 and the S90, two vehicles that seemingly have what it takes to take on the big boys of the premium market.

What’s more, Volvo began working on a new platform for smaller, compact cars, promising to develop new, exciting models. The first results of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) was just unveiled to the world in the form of two concept cars wearing the same "Concept 40" name and, from the looks of it, Volvo will keep its promise and expand its lineup with new cars that are both good-looking and efficient.

“Each member of our product family has its own distinct character, just like the members of a real family. CMA has helped us to capture something special, something youthful in our new concept cars. They have an energy, a disruptive and engaging urban character that makes them stand out amongst the crowd. This is the flavor of small Volvos to come,” said Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president of design at Volvo Car Group.

Dubbed Concept 40.1 and Concept 40.2, the new show cars are very likely to preview the third-generation S40, which will revive the nameplate after more than four years, and a brand-new crossover likely to be called the XC40. There is no word as to when the production cars will arrive, but until Volvo spills the beans, let’s have a closer look at what the new CMA platform has to offer.

Continue reading to learn more about the Volvo Concept 40.

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Volvo recalls cars over faulty transmission

Volvo recalls cars over faulty transmission

Volvo and safety have gone hand in hand for years, but the Swedish automaker has announced a big recall. It will cover three model lines, including the C30, the S40, and the V50. All three of these models being recalled are from the 2010 model year.

According to Volvo, the recall only included the C30, V50, and S40 models equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. Putting a manual in the V50 and S40 seems a bit odd and, as you would imagine, not many Volvo owners have one. We would imagine that there are more C30 manuals than the other two combined. The total number of cars recalled is around 536.

The gearshift level stub assembly may not have been properly tightened at the factory. This could cause the gearshift level cable or stud to come loose. If this happens while driving, it may not be possible to shift gears. As you could imagine, this would not be good. On the plus side, the problem shouldn’t cause any accidents.

Dealers will fix the affected vehicles by tightening the gearshift level stud assembly, hopefully free of charge. Owners will be notified by the end of the month. No accidents or injuries have occurred because of the problem.

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Volvo putting V70 and V8 Sedans on the chopping block

Volvo putting V70 and V8 Sedans on the chopping block

2008 Volvo V70

Volvo seems to be trimming the fat in regards to their product lineup. A leaked Volvo product update shows the elimination of some models while others receive modifications that Volvo hopes will fill the void. The first model to go was the S80 V8 whose orders have already ceased. The S80 V6 will be supercharged to 300hp and 325lb-ft of torque to make up for the disappearing act of the V8.

In addition, Volvo will be dropping the 168hp and 170lb-ft 2.4i engine that was offered in the S40 and V50 and only offering the models in the higher powered T5 engine with a 227hp and 236 lb-ft engine. The models will still maintain the combined fuel economy rating of 24mpg. The T5 will also only be available in FWD with an automatic transmission powertrain.

The biggest change happening at Volvo is the elimination of the V70. The launch of the 2011 models will bring an updated model of the XC70 who has outsold the V70 every year since 2000. The XC70 will now include a FWD model eliminating the key reason consumers chose the V70 over the XC70.
Final production for the eliminated models will be on May 14, 2010 with a projected sales rundown at the end of the 3rd quarter.

As we close yet another chapter in car history, we must wonder where the original, reliable wagons of yesteryear have gone. Volvo seemed to have the market cornered in the wagon department and, with a foul societal swoop, has decided to join the ranks of the high-powered SUVs. Is this a decision that will make the Volvo rise in status or break the spirit that once was? You decide.

Follow the jump to see the leaked Volvo product update.

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2009 Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe R-Design

2009 Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe R-Design

Trying to be safe, sporty and a little stylish? Volvo wants to remind that there is more to Swedish style than what’s found in an Ikea store. It’s showing a conservative wild side with the R-Design line of appearance packaging.

Press release after the jump.

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Volvo recalling 82,000 V50 and S40 models

Volvo recalling 82,000 V50 and S40 models

Volvo is recalling 82,000 V50 and S40 models due to a rust problem that might lead to the vehicle’s engine stalling. The recall pertains only to the five-cylinder petrol engined S40 and V50 models that were manufactured between 2004 and 2006.

Volvo Cars spokeswoman Maria Bohlin said recalls were being made in the company’s "corrosion markets,".

’Corrosion markets’ are countries in which the cars are exposed to more rust-speeding factors such as rain, snow, or road salt. "In the worst case, the car can stall," said Bohlin. In warmer and dryer countries, the cars have instead been provided with an extended guarantee.

Bohlin said the problem was located in the fuel pump electronic module, which controls the fuel supply to the engine. The electronic module is situated in a way that it can be affected by corrosion, which would lead to the fuel supply being cut off.

Volvo sold the majority of these cars in United States, Sweden and Germany. If you own a Volvo car that falls in the affected category, contact your dealer for help.

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2008 Volvo C30, S40 and V50 R-Design

2008 Volvo C30, S40 and V50 R-Design

The R-design package for the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 includes a choice between 10 exterior colours and the R-design badge in the grille is accompanied by a range of specially designed exterior and interior details.

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2008 Volvo S40

2008 Volvo S40

Volvo launched the S40 in the autumn of 2003. It was a larger sedan evolution of its Dutch-built predecessor. The design language and the specification level harmonised more closely with the larger Volvo S60. The aim was to give customers large-car properties in a compact format and with clearly sporty overtones.

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Volvo announces pricing of its 2008 model lineup

Volvo announces pricing of its 2008 model lineup

Volvo has announced today pricing for its 2008 model year lineup. The 2008 Volvo vehicle line has undergone enhancements to its model mix along with the introduction of the exciting C30. Other highlights include the addition of the new T6 turbocharged engine in the S80 luxury sedan, while the S40 sport sedan and V50 sportwagon receive major appearance updates and a bump in horsepower from 218 to 227.
Later in 2007 Volvo will announce pricing for the all-new V70 and XC70 wagons. (...)

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2007 Volvo S40 and V50

2007 Volvo S40 and V50

When the current generation of the Volvo S40 and V50 were introduced in 2003, Volvo Cars had its sights firmly set on younger buyers with high demands on sportiness and premium feel. The new Volvo S40 and new Volvo V50 are making a joint entry onto the market with considerably refined design. A range of new features further sharpens their competitive edge in the hunt for discerning young car buyers.

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2009 Volvo S40 to fight the 3-Series and C-Class?

2009 Volvo S40 to fight the 3-Series and C-Class?

If the Volvo C30 hatchback hasn’t been doing to well, that doesn’t mean that Volvo is not about to give up just yet. A recent photo rendition of the 2009 Volvo S40 shows that the company is pulling away from its ‘boxy’ styling and headed towards a more sleeker and aggressive look.
Rumors have suggested that Volvo will get rid of its S60 model and give it the S40 name to compete head-to-head with BMW 3-Series and Mercedes (...)

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Volvo S40 facelift - spy shots

Volvo S40 facelift - spy shots

Spy photographers caught the next S40 on testing in Sweden. It seems that the facelift S40 will make its world debut in march at Geneva Motor Show.
The new S40 received a few modifications: the fornt grill and the spoiler were lowered and the last one has the part beneath painted in black like the C30. The engine will remain the same as in the current model.

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2007 Volvo S40

2007 Volvo S40

The S40 brings the traditional Volvo virtues of style, class-leading safety and driving exhilaration to a growing following of young and young-at-heart customers. Most importantly, this premium compact sedan is highly attainable for those who might otherwise consider a lesser car.

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Best Vehicles for Safety and Reliability

Best Vehicles for Safety and Reliability

College students are preparing to head back to school, and many are dreaming of packing up their own car for the drive back to college. To help students and parents find the best car, CarMax, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, and Driver’s Edge, a national nonprofit organization providing youth driver education, have teamed up to recommend the top cars for college students.
"Typically, parents’ top priorities when looking for a vehicle for their student are price, (...)

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New diesel for Volvo S40 and V50

New diesel for Volvo S40 and V50

Volvo Cars has started European delivery of S40 sedans and V50 estates with its new and more powerful D5 diesel powerplant, aiming at Europe’s premium diesel car market.
In both cars, the diesel will be linked to Volvos’ Geartronic automatic gearbox, but a six-speed manual will be available by the middle of next year.
Both cars manage a combined fuel economy of 40.4mpg, and each will have carbon dioxide emissions of 184g/km, which will put them into 26% company car tax band.
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Volvo Cars starts production of the Volvo S40 in China

Volvo Cars starts production of the Volvo S40 in China

The Volvo Car Corporation will start producing cars in China. The new Volvo S40 will be built at Volvo Cars’ partner Changan Ford’s production plant in Chongqing. Volvo Cars’ technical team in Chongqing have worked together with purchasers from Changan Ford to select local suppliers for a number of car parts. The aim is to meet the Chinese government’s requirements for local production to its full extent.
“This is an important step forward towards a firmer presence and a brighter future in the (...)

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2004 Volvo S40

2004 Volvo S40

The Volvo S40 comes loaded with features for a very competitive price. For starters, the base price of $24,190 is $510 less than the current S40. Standard equipment includes a 2.4-liter five-cylinder engine, curtain and side-impact airbags, projector-type headlamps, and ABS with EBD, which electronically balances the braking.

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