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Hello Everyone. I'm currently shopping for a certified S40 and in my search I've come across the T5 model. I come from a Volvo family this would be our sixth and my father was under the impression that the Turbo model requires a bit more maintenance. Can anyone share any info or shed some light? Thanks.
 

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Twilson - I'm not sure what year you are looking at, but here is article on the S40 T5 maintenance:

2008 Volvo S40 T5 Sedan Ownership Costs
Smart car buyers realize that the price you pay for a new car is never the invoice ... price or MSRP when it’s all said and done. Review the total cost of ownership for a 2008 Volvo S40 T5 Sedan purchase including depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, insurance, and more.

2008 S40 Ownership Costs
YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YR TOTAL
Depreciation $4,459 $3,281 $2,824 $3,120 $2,860 $16,544
Financing $1,464 $1,175 $873 $543 $198 $4,253
Insurance $1,430 $1,430 $1,430 $1,430 $1,430 $7,148
State Fees $102 $72 $70 $64 $63 $371
Fuel $1,866 $2,049 $2,249 $2,469 $2,711 $11,345
Maintenance N/A $284 $359 $959 $413 $2,014
Repairs N/A N/A N/A $286 $633 $919
Cost Per Year $9,321 $8,290 $7,805 $8,871 $8,307 $42,594
Hybrid Tax Credit N/A
5-Year Cost of Similar Vehicles $40,674
Difference -$1,919
Value Rating Poor
 

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Here is another article on a 2006:

2006 Volvo S40 T5 Summary

With its 2.5-liters and 218 horses under the hood, the Volvo T5 will get you from A to B with a smile on your face. Even better, this zippy little sedan will keep you safe with those famous Volvo side beams and intelligently designed deformation zones.
Other impressive safety features come standard: driver and passenger air bags (including side-curtain units), antilock brakes, stability and traction control, and anti-submarining seats. The Swedes don't skimp on comfort features either, with air conditioning and power locks, seats, and windows all standard equipment.
User reviews run to both extremes, with one stating it was the very first time he's ever been 100% satisfied with a car and another deeming his completely unreliable. We found a moderate number of complaints concerning electrical glitches, which is nothing new for Volvo. (In fairness, with all of the features there is more that can go wrong.)
The mileage numbers are acceptable, especially with the manual transmission, and the turbo provides pep without penalty (until the booster needs maintenance). In general, buyers of this little sedan know it's small, but they'd nevertheless like a bit more room in the trunk and backseat.
Several users stated that they had either owned or test-driven a BMW and found the T5 equal in ride and handling and superior in interior design, comfort, and value. Other drivers compared it to an Audi, which would cost thousands more similarly equipped.
 
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