I do. That's why my van has lasted ten years. Mechanically its solid, the body not so much.Oh come on, who brings a 10 year old vehicle to the dealer for oil changes. I've got Volvo specific shops I go to. They haven't released what did cause the fire, only that Volvo isn't responsible. It could have been the battery or a cracked lens leaking water in, who knows. But I wouldn't say that anyones car that catches fire is automatically sol because they didn't get their oil changes done at the dealer.
no car is affordable.... chances are your car isn't going to be very affordable.
I work on my own cars because:...Contrary to what most people think, don't work on their own cars. In fact, I don't know anyone that works on their own cars, not even swap out winter/summer wheels because of the tools.
So if you follow a DIY, and fix a widget on your car, and two weeks later it blows up, whose fault is it?It's a cost issue. The dealer charges 125 bucks for an oil change private shops charge anywhere from 30 to 75. Nevermind repair costs. Volvo dealer wanted 500 bucks to replace a 50 dollar fuel pressure sensor on our 06 s40. Guess who's got an extra 450 bucks in their pocket? Not Volvo. If you do every repair and maintenance item at the dealer, chances are your car isn't going to be very affordable. I can't believe people are suggesting on a site full of diy articles and praise for the volvo indie that these cars should only be touched by Volvo dealerships.