I posted about buying a v70 and codes it was throwing on another post. It has 155k on it and it is the automatic transmission. I probably have roughly a grand to spend on it to make sure everything on it is in good shape. The guy I bought it from said the timing belt had been replaced by a Volvo dealer and had a shown they had worked on the car. I took his word for it but called the dealer after I bought the car. The dealership had maintained the car but only had records 5 years back to 115k and they did not show a timing belt replacement. So I figure the belt should be replaced just to make sure. The dealership wants 500 I think that is cheap but in an effort to stretch my dollars I might do it myself. I think I can do it but I would hate to mess it up. Any suggestions on how hard it is. Beyond that the struts are shot so I will replace those. Any suggestions on how to spend money on the car are welcome and brand s of stuff like struts or anything else would be appreciated.