2001 Volvo S40 and V40 Road Test
Over the last few years, Volvo has been doffing its conservative suit and putting on stylish new threads. This is much to the satisfaction of new car buyers, most of which have always been appreciative of the Swedish company's solid engineering yet put off by the bland styling of its models. The new S40 sedan and V40 wagon fit into this well-dressed family at the lowest end of the economic scale. Although these are bargain basement Volvos, they are anything but run-of-the-mill transportation appliances.