We run, as a second car, an elderly Volvo 850 estate and apart from being quite old (1996) she still runs fine and is quite adequate for what we need.
However the MOT test the other day threw up that the ABS light wasn't behaving quite as it ought and the TRACS system wasn't quite what it should be either, and a diagnostic test showed the ABS controller was reporting that the hydraulic pump was U/S apart from other misc faults.
Much shaking of heads at the small local garage and lots of whistling thru the teeth that its going to cost yer a small fortune as a new one at the Volvo dealer will be a lot more then what the cars ever worth, so off to the scrap heap for the 850 :-(.
Thats until a web search threw up,
Unit returned for testing and as they expected found to be faulty with all the usual faults they have. Kept informed by several texts of the progress and unit very quickly returned with a bill for £145 plus VAT. Refitted unit, cured the problem completely and car now back in service and should be OK for sometime yet.
Seems this is the new way that older cars die off now with "electronic problems" this one still mechanically fine at 150K miles not bit a bit of rust anywhere, so good result all around.
No connection apart from being a very satisfied customer etc:)...