Volvo S40 / V40 vs. Subaru Forester Reliability Comparisons
You won't find Volvo S40 / V40 or Subaru Forester reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Volvo S40 / V40 and the Subaru Forester truly differ in reliability. These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volvo S40 / V40 and Subaru Forester reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volvo S40 / V40 and the Subaru Forester 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 Volvo S40 / V40 and the Subaru Forester have been recently.See Volvo S40 / V40 vs. Subaru Forester price comparison
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Volvo S40 / V40 Reliability through March 31, 2013
An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.General NotesModels and statistics marked with an asterisk (*) have very low sample sizes. These results, visible only to logged-in members, provide only a rough estimate of car reliability.
Any result under 20 repair trips per 100 cars is likely a result of the small sample size, and should be expected to increase to 20 or so 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.
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What Our Members Are Saying about Volvo S40 / V40 Reliability and Durability
|Reliability and Durability of the Volvo S40 / V40: 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.|
What Our Members Are Saying about Subaru Forester Reliability and Durability
None of our members have yet commented on the reliability and durability of the Subaru Forester.