I joined this board for two reasons, I was looking for an 850, and because I have been a Volvo employee in the past, and again am now. I have found all the information I have needed to not only purchase a quality volvo, but also enough information to fix it in a cost effective, non-dealer needing manner. Some people may wonder why someone at a dealership would want to fix it independent of the dealer, I am educating myself on how to work on volvos, which not only includes learning at the shop, but also learning by doing on my own vehicle. I have found numerous posts on things that have sparked my interest that nobody at the dealership had even thought/ heard of, (LED dash lights), and I am now in the process of converting mine to LED, and it is a cross- make interest generator. People from my Honda classes are interested in the how to of the retro-fit, and even some of the old school hot rodders are interested in the progress. In the end, I could not have spread "volvo awareness" without this forum, and couldnt even have fixed my own new to me volvo on a budget without this site. This experience has made me realize that I should not only become a supporting member to keep the board alive, but also to keep the board from becoming another corporate controlled means of advertising. I have also put 3 volvospeed.com stickers on my car, to help silently spread the word. Thanks Chuck and the moderating team. Your help/ time/ effort has been appreciated, and will continue to be.