The Volvo s40 was the first car to earn a four star euro-NCAP safety rating.
For a car this old, it is remarkably reliable and it is still an extremely stylish vehicle. Personally, the only issue I have ever had with my car was problems with a fuel pump. I purchased the vehicle at an auto auction and I did not run into the fuel pump issue until months after my purchase. It is notable to know that prior to my ownership, the vehicle had only one other owner.