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I'm looking to order a v40 as a company car in a d4 manual. Has anyone driven one. What did you think? I ask because a lot of the write ups say it has a lumpy power delivery and I am not sure if I believe it. I need to get my order in soon and I've driven a d2 and liked it very much, but no one seems to have a d3 or d4 demonstrator. What's the manual like as well? I'm told its like the v60s long throw, not the snappy gearbox in the v40 d2.
 

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I've driven the d4 in an auto box... Its my choice of engine! Very smooth, powerfull. Coming from a petrol history I'm happy to make the change. 5 cylinder, nice sound..

Although any private buyers I would reccomend getting the d3 and tuning up, same engine but essentially a 'restricted' d4. Hope this helps.
 

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Hi,

I'm looking to order a v40 as a company car in a d4 manual. Has anyone driven one. What did you think? I ask because a lot of the write ups say it has a lumpy power delivery and I am not sure if I believe it. I need to get my order in soon and I've driven a d2 and liked it very much, but no one seems to have a d3 or d4 demonstrator. What's the manual like as well? I'm told its like the v60s long throw, not the snappy gearbox in the v40 d2.
Hi Rich, I test drove a D4 and a D3 manual back in July at one of the Volvo V40 events. Whilst I can't claim that everything is fresh in my mind given how long ago it was, I was impressed enough with the overall package to order one.

Power delivery band may have been a little narrow, which may be why some are claiming it's lumpy, but in my opinion it was still smooth and did not detract from the experience - The engine has great torque and was fun.
For me, the drive was more enjoyable than in the D3, and I even returned a better fuel efficiency on the identical test route. The test drive did convince me however to drop the sports pack and the 18" wheels in favour of 17" - the ride was much improved.
 
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