Heres my story.. Audi A6 2.4SE Tip with all the bells and whistles... 1997-2000 owned by my father inlaw who got it out on Sundays to polish (oooh eeeerrr).. did a total of 3000 miles in 3 years (receipt for £35k from Audi dealer).. nice. Sold it to me for £15k in 2000 and I have owned it since.. for the first 3 years I got it serviced by main stealer... but in August 2005 I missed a beat and changed the oil myself.... in 7 years I have done 33k miles (total 35k at the moment) and gone thru 1 set front pads, 6 tyres.. and that is about it..... since the last service in 2005 I have done 12k miles.... and now I am abroad 2 days a weeks and am down to less that 20 miles a week..... just bought new front and rear pads from EBC and will fit in a few weekends time. To get to the point.... never changed my cam belt... age/mileage arguement comes into play here I know... looked at it at the weekend and it doesn't look all that worn... I have no idea what the car is now worth (£2-3K??)... belt change is £5-700.... So who has an opinion??