1985 volvo has a broken timing belt, should i fix the car

Asked by Apr 08, 2017 at 09:59 PM about the 1995 Volvo S40

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've spent $1200. so far changing the oils, a new battery, spark plugs wires and now the timing belt has broken.  Should I repair it for $680.00 ?

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70,375

Unless it's a restoration project I wouldn't. The vehicle is 32 years old. It's had a very long life. Time to move on. HTH. -Jim

254,775

I'd say, if you like the car, spend the money to fix it. Cheaper than a car payment every month. Lots of people want those old Volvo's.

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52,125

Perhaps you mean 1995 as the S40 wasn't made in 1985. I would consider the overall condition of the vehicle when deciding whether to repair it. How does it look, how was it maintained, what is the condition of the interior, how many miles are on it, is the transmission the next expensive item to fail, etc.

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What car are you talking about? An S40 or a 1985 240 (or 740)? If you really like the car and it's otherwise reliable, I would fix it. Otherwise, throw it on Craigslist for $800. There are always people like me scrolling through CL looking for old Volvos.

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