I'm in the market for a used S40 or S60 for my son. I'm finding some fairly
interesting cars, but all of them are near 100,000 miles or over. I've had
Volvos in the past, a couple of 240s, so the high miles don't bother me.
But I'd like to know what sort of maintenance might be almost due before I
buy. Things like when should the timing belt, water pump, etc., be
replaced. Where can I find the maintenance schedules for these two models?
Also, I've been discouraged from buying the first model year of either one.
I believe the S60 started in 2001. Not sure when the S40 started. Does
avoiding the first model year seem like reasonable advice?