Originally posted by NOFEER
get 38-42mpg at 65
That's 50% better than the EPA rating for the T5 AWD, which is 20mpg city, 27 highway. Very impressive.
it's a bit small but for her she can fit the kids. the interior could use more cubbyholes and a wider glove box but this thing scoots
Yeah, the lack of room on the interior is one real disadvantage of the Volvo to the TSX. I want a car that's small on the exterior (to fit into parking spaces), but I'm worried that the S40 might be a bit too small on the interior as well. EDIT: I checked their EPA interior volumes, and they're practically idential for every dimension. The Acura just looks bigger, and has bigger center console and door pockets. And the Acura is 7 inches longer, with no corresponding increase in interior or trunk space.
it handles just like the 3 series.
Now that's got to be a bit of exaggeration, the 3-series is universally regarded by the automotive press as the best-handling sport sedan out there. And it's RWD.
i think you can get an interface for the ipod.
Actually, you can't. Not yet at least. But I don't own an iPod, so that's okay.
If I get the S40, I'm not going to get the AWD. I don't need AWD here in Oregon, and the T5 FWD gets 10-20% better fuel mileage. And I might get the 2.4i. It's slower, but it's a lot cheaper, and it handles exactly the same as the T5. They downgraded the engine but not the chassis or the suspension. And I'm more into handling than straight-line performance.
Such a hard decision...I like both cars a lot.