I have had the pleasure of driving an 06 V70R for about 14 years and 200,000 miles. I have always strived to keep the car in stage 0 condition, but over the years the front seats have come to look pretty beat and the exterior clear coat has failed in three spots. Otherwise it looks pretty good.
Bad news is I am mechanically inept and have an Indie do everything for me and the last year has been expensive. A few failed modules, timing belt, water pump, pcv replacement, rear view mirror, software, clutch, struts, catalytic converter and now re-sealing a weeping angle gear.
I love the car, but sheesh, the last 12 months repairs are like having a nice car payment. Anyways, I will get it back today, $500 later and will still love it but I am running out of patience with a 14 year old car that is my DD.
What would mother do?