Who can own a Volvo? Anyone. Well, that is if they are willing to shed thousands of dollars for a Volvo. Good thing, Volvo came up with a vehicle that does not need that much money. If you have some $22,990 (this is the base price), you can own up the Volvo S40.
The Volvo S40 is just like any other Volvo out in the market. Upon closer inspection, though, one would notice that the angles have been softened out. Unlike the 2004 models, the Volvo S40 has a rear that is not quite peaked out. The front fascia is sleeker and holds more curves. Compared to its siblings, the Volvo S40 is taller, wider, and shorter. It is unlike the Volvos of times previous that were like boxes. It sports four doors. There is an easy entry and exit for passengers. Its seats show off beauty and simplicity. It also holds a five speed manual transmission. The steering wheel is very sporty looking and holds three spokes.
Take a chance to place yourself on the driver’s seat. You would find a remote control fob that is very much similar to that of Audi and Jaguar vehicles. However, this time around, press a button and the key pops out like a switchblade knife. This type of function makes things easier for the driver. Although there is one problem when starting the Volvo S40. The ignition switch is actually found almost underneath the windshield wiper stalk so it means that you would have to more or less use both hands so as to reach the switch.
If you do try to press on the trunk button, the trunk does not pop up like most trunks hoods would do. This time, the Volvo S40’s button unlocks it. You would be the one to do the releasing and the raising of the trunk deck. This could prove to be difficult for some people who are not used to this kind of feature however once you get the hang of it, it would seem like something that you had already been doing for years and years.