I'm looking to buy an older Volvo, and can't spend very much. I've\nalways been totally in love with the 740/760 - it's totally an\naesthetic thing - I don't really know very much about cars. I guess\nmy biggest concern is about mileage. I know that I have to buy\nsomething with a lot of miles, and I have no idea how much is too\nmuch. I was thinking that 200K might be pushing it, but now that I've\nread up on them a little bit, it seems not uncommon for them to last\nto 300. I even read a review of one with 445K - un-f-ing-believable!\n\nUntil now, I've pretty much always had Japanese cars. I just can't\nbring myself to buy another one because it seems like they're so\nexpensive. Ten years ago, you could buy a ten year old Japanese car\nwith 100K for 00. Today, that very same car is 20 years old with\n200K and still costs 00. Those old Accords and Tercels are great,\nbut my impression has been that they're really hitting the end of the\nline at 200K.\n\nSo anyway, what's a reasonable life span for a 740 and/or 760? Today\nI saw a 1989 760 for 00 with 309K - that seems like a little much\nto me - and I've seen them cheaper on ebay.\n\nI don't know if this matters, but I'll be using the car to deliver\nnewspapers, which unfortunately really kicks a car's ass. The last\ntime I got brake pads on my tercel, they lasted 7 months, and a new\nset of tires lasted only a little bit longer (admittedly the cheapest\nnew - not retread - tires money can buy...)\n\nOh...I talk to much....thanks for any help!