I recently purchased a 2005 Volvo S60.
The car runs great, but I've discovered that the suspension feels a bit stiff. When I go over a bump, I get shaken up a lot more than I do going over bumps in other vehicles I have driven.
I would like to improve the Volvo's suspension to provide a smoother ride.
To that end, I called a local shop and asked about replacing the shocks/structs. I was quoted $1400 for parts and labor.
Assuming that I'm willing to take my car up on jackstands and get my hands dirty, should I have to replace shocks/struts to get a smoother ride? Is there anything else I can do?