I will take their review with a grain of salt; first of all, the guy who reviewed it was not educated on the car (wrote that car had...DSTC!) and also contradicted himself (in the review he claimed that the car had adequate power while on the "cons" he listed..."weak engine"--are you ****ting me?)...Then, he goes on the claim that the Jetta 1.8T has more HP...is that guy a real car guy or a moron? Since when HP mattered when it came to acceleration? I have engaged in quite a few "skirmishes" with A4 1.8Ts and Jettas with the "new" and "improved" 1.8T and believe me, NONE has beaten the S40 or V40 that I was driving. Has that "expert" ever really driven that 1.8T? The WHINING engine noise is horrible compared to that of the S40 under full throttle...Anyway, don't get me started...very few of those journalists are real car evaluators...the rest are weekend warriors.quote:
Originally posted by InDy:
Well, the car that Edmunds tested priced out at $27, 825 USD, which is a pretty much loaded V40. The 02' VW Passat GLS V6 Wagon with 4motion AWD, 5-speed TipTronic, and Leather comes out to about $29,925 USD. The 02' VW Jetta GLX V6 Wagon fully loaded with every option comes to about $27,525 USD. The 02' BMW 325i Sport Wagon starts at $29,500 USD and can climb to a ridiculous $41,920 USD loaded. Considering all this, the loaded V40 doesn't seem like a bad deal to me.
One thing that no other manufacturer can touch is Volvo seat comfort, that is for sure IMHO. Pretty imporatant consideration, considering that is where you will be spending all of your time. I have this brochure that states that they are designed by Swedish Orthopedic Surgeons, and manufactured by Lear.quote:
Originally posted by dghamilt:
The other thing that was a plus for the Volvo was the comfort of the seats - the VW's were way too stiff.