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Response to kcass1954 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 08:43 PM

5. The one car is at the end of it's life

It was a good car but suddenly fell apart. The engine was the one good thing about it until something snapped. It is 12 years old and has not really cost me much other than normal maintenance such as oil, breaks timing belt and struts. Those are worn out again, the cv joints are bad, tires are shot, the interior is falling apart and rust is taking hold. The question is, how much do you put into a 12 year old vehicle knowing you could be doing it again next month? Add all the known things that need attention and it is quite a chunk.

The other car is 8 years old and could require a new engine, the mechanic playing worst case said the lifters could be bent or the valves could have hit the pistons. The verdict is still out on this one.

The miles on leasing do concern me as I drive a lot.

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