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I am looking at a 2001 S40 with 22,000 miles on it. I've read reviews and looked at the Consumer Reports rating, and have seen a lot of concerns about the brakes wearing out extremely fast. I would love to hear some real S40 drivers experiences in this department.

I also read quite a few complaints about the paint fading quickly. Any comments?

I really like this car and am almost ready to make an offer but want to do as much research as possible.

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Yes the brakes wear out fast but the car stops great.The red paint is the one that really fades fast.So stay away from the red.All around the car is a very good car.

Its just my opinion hope it helps.
 

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In reply to your question about the brakes and paint quality on a volvo s40 2001. I have a one and it has done a 100k now and the brakes are great still as sharp as a brand new as i drove a 02 12k example while it was in for servicing a couple of months ago and they drove the same, and the paint is excellent condition.

So as long as it has a full volvo service like mine and you look after the paint (I use Zymol wash its the best) it will last your for many years.

Thats my apinion and I was in the motor trade for a while and worked for ford and vw.

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J
 
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