4th Oct 2007, 10:24

Yes! And one time I bought a pair of shoes and after a few years I needed new laces. I'll never buy shoes again!

5th Oct 2007, 03:28

I agree with above comments. Most of those items are wear & tear, and even those were about year apart, so that is not too bad. I only see minor problems here.

14th Jan 2008, 22:02

What I can't believe is that all that the owner had wrong only added up to $2300.00. I have to agree with the sentiments of the owner though. Sure, these are wear and tear items, but, everything eventually is. The question is, how quickly do these "wear and tear items" wear out. Just because brake pads are wear and tear does not mean that I shouldn't be POed if they only last 10,000 miles. Sorry, but all those supension problems at that mileage?? Come on now? Plus, there are a lot of problems that the owner didn't fix. Still, $2300.00 for all that. Shoot, on my car that work would have easily cost double that.

2nd Mar 2008, 18:29

The repairs are annoying, though the Volvo vehicles are of exceptional quality and safety. The check engine light in my 1995 850 GLT has been on/off since I purchased the vehicle in September. I do believe it was originally from the mass air-flow sensor. When I cleaned out the aircleaner compartment the light went out, and stayed off. I need to replace the wires to the spark plugs as I detect a miss while driving, though I only notice this issue. I only replaced the spark plugs, but should have replaced the wires too. The issue causes the light to become illuminiated. The light does go off after a while. The ride is rough, however the vehicle does deliver very good fuel economy.

25th Apr 2008, 11:33

If you are spending $575/yr to maintain are higher end luxury car that is 10+ years old you are doing great!!! It is obscene to think that you can run a car of that age with no maintenance costs. I would suggest if you wanted a BMW 3 series or Mercedes c-class of that are you would be spending $1500+ a year, not to mention the 850 turbo is far more powerful, and could be considered more as competition for the 5 series and e-class but at the cost of 3 series and c-class. And even if you got a little Acura or Honda they would still have some maintence costs associated with them.

27th Oct 2008, 00:28

Get a piece of duck tape, cut it to size and tape it over the check engine light. There ya go, good ole Kentucky fix.

29th Jul 2009, 03:24

Best post ever Kentucky.