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Going to go look at and test drive a 2005 Volvo S40?

What are some things to look for in this model to make sure it's in good condition? I don't know much about cars.. so any advice is welcome. Like, what is this particular model known to have problems with in particular?

Asked By: emily - 10/30/2010
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I've just bought a V40 (the estate (UK)/station wagon (US) version of the S40). One problem I had and which seems to affect every S40/V40 ever made is that the gear wheels on the motor controlling the air recirculation break... More
Answered By: John J - 10/30/2010
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When you first get there check for oil leaks under the car,check to see if the owner had been out driving it before you got there as to hide something,start the car move it back far enough to see if there are any fresh oil mark were the car was sitting when you got there,take a rag and look at the transmission fluid it... More
Answered By: Scott W - 10/30/2010
 
Honestly the S40 is not a great car. Any volvo with the model number 50 and below are made with a mitsubishi frame instead of the reliable ford P2 frame like the S60 and V70. If you can find an s60 v70 or s80 in the same price and mile range I would definitely choose one of those. Oh and as for problems, their radios... More
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