can s40 2.4 beat accord 2.4 on highway?
Posted 29 January 2007 - 09:39 AM
Mazda yet..just tested a 147 (Alfa) during weekend, not so responsive but
handling ok..even understeer at U-turn..but still manageable..cheers
Posted 02 February 2007 - 03:58 AM
Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:59 PM
Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:25 AM
honda accord 2.4 are equal....volvo is good in its safety(no doubt)
wherelse honda is a good for comfort.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 06:03 PM
compare japanese against euro.
The challenges is that both camp or even the US have a distinct features
and taste that differ them just like Euro Accord, JDM or US version.
Only in Malaysia where we have problems of not being able to view the
merit of the car due to the price and custom structure that we all
lumping cars into pricing category.
Not sure what is Accord price in UK or US, is that same as Volvo S40?
In Malaysia, the S40 is about 40-50K more. Comparing it against the
Accord 3.0 is close enough on prices but not same cc class....
So taking what kenlairk wanted and as per my reply on other thread? On
highway, it all depends on who have the biggest ball.
Though Volvo is known for safety due to its early day innovations but
many maker today have car with higher rating than volvo but its the
history and image that persist.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:17 PM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:09 PM
power to weight ratio is true la.
Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:33 AM
Posted 20 March 2007 - 11:01 AM
The s40 was much quicker off the mark and had a nice linear power band
upto redline. I suppose by staying NA thats the advantage. The s60 2.0T
is very nice but the power was a let down. On paper the s40 is faster
than the s60 2.0T. I booked the s40 for the wife after realising the s40
had larger rear legroom compared to the s60.
Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:04 PM
wonder when you tested the S60 2.0t....do you drive with turbo kick in
with all gears change ? i had tested S40 as well.. as what you said
...have very nice linear & stable power band to redline..but still feel it
cant compare to the force of turbo kick...if you had drive the turbo
model before then you will understand what i mean...BTW do agreed
with you on the S40 rear legroom is much spaces.