The wait is over for Volvo lovers who have wanted a small car -- and for small-car lovers who've wanted a Volvo. Europeans have been able to buy a small Volvo for many years. Finally, the company has begun to export its 40-series to the U.S. This means there is now a more affordable Volvo available. Those who value Volvo's reputation for safety need look no further than this model for a compact car that is available as a four-door sedan or station wagon.