NOVEMBER UPDATESNovember 6, 2009 2:00PM PSTExpecting to have the car completely fixed this month. I've spoken with the owner of A-1 Auto Body and he is fixing the rear end damage of the V70 and paint the whole car for a really good price. My gf has been complaining about not being to use the heat inside the car due to the foul smell that comes out of it. Found out that this is usually cause by a leak in the heater core. Either replace the gasket with a silicon rounded gasket or replace the whole heater core. I guess I will just do the latter to make sure. My CV boot is already broken and needs replacement. I was putting it off for awhile but the grease has spread all over my rims as I drove the car. My brother, the owner of Tire Broker and Auto Service in SF said that I can save money on labor if I just replaced the whole axle instead of just repacking the boot. Which makes sense because the axle is not that expensive anyways although the boot is just $20, it takes more time to do the first one.I've also had the one of the most common problems of this car which is the loud cracking noise when you open and close the driver side door. The linkage there has tore a hole on the pillar of the car and is needing more than a spot weld. Note to Volvo owners, at the first crack of the door, have it spot welded right away to avoid bigger damage.6:58PM PSTMy cv axle assembly and heater core arrived today, but I am still missing one axle assembly. Not sure which one.Item arrived 7:30pm, wow, they deliver late. November 13, 2009I got my car back a few days ago with new axles installed and a new heater core. It is awesome that I can use the heater without any foul smell anymore. Last night, I was on ebay (like most nights) and finally found a V70R used front bumper. To put icing on the cake, the item is located in Concord where I am a block away from the border. I think it is a sign that it was meant to be.Oh, when I got my car back, I actually bought another car. I bought a 97 Miata, Montego Blue for $1200 with 91,000 miles on it. Another project car. Fenders and the top needs replacement. Definitely needs a paint job which Maaco always deliver well as a valued customer. Watch out for photos soon, I am having the whole car painted plus the rear repaired. November 17, 2009I finally got my V70R bumper from the guy who was selling it on ebay. Bought it for $51 and free delivery to my house since he lived like 5 miles away from me. The guy was awesome, we spoke for a really long time and he was going to give me his V70R 302mm brakes. Awesome!!!