Mercury Sable vs. Volvo S40 Reliability Comparisons
You won't find Mercury Sable or Volvo S40 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Mercury Sable and the Volvo S40 truly differ in reliability.
These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Mercury Sable and Volvo S40 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Mercury Sable and the Volvo S40 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Mercury Sable and the Volvo S40 have been recently.
Mercury Sable and Volvo S40 Reliability for the Year Ending September 30, 2014
Any result under 5 repair trips per 100 cars is likely a result of the small sample size, and should be expected to increase in future updates.
New models often start out with high repair rates, and then improve as the manufacturer identifies and addresses common problems. MethodologyOnly successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volvo S40
|Volvo S40 Reliability and Durability: Cons|
|2002||4dr Wagon turbocharged 160hp 1.9L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
|In general the car is well built, durable, and for the most part reliable. However, The electrical/electronic system is over-engineered, prone to failure, and expensive to repair (alternator $800!).|
|2002||4dr Sedan turbocharged 160hp 1.9L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
|After 75k miles the dealer who sold it to me and where I had been servicing it told me I should get rid of it. The problem is sludge due to infrequent oil changes. The check engine light keeps coming on. This first happened before 40k miles.|