Plan to join the automobile club at barracks, and do some of the maintenance myself. Do any of you have pointers, known weak points or things to keep an aye on for this kind of car? Its a Volvo 850 V5 10valve 2.5 litre estate. What I already noticed is this: It's noisy on start up, but this goes away quickly, could be the tappets and might be engine oil related. Also it pulls to the left when I brake hard. I hope it's the blocks on the brakes and not the discs or the calipers (which seem rusty). Still, 1997 Volvo 850 with 3,5K on the counter for 950 Euro's is a good deal, so I can spend some money replacing parts. Any advice is welcome!