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Old 03-08-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
Dr. Pimpski
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Default OT: How do you know when to give up on your car and buy a new one?

This is on the main page beacuse I need to reach my decision ASAP.

I hate cars, and want to spend as little money on them as possible. My Buick is probably worth $4k, and I'm about to spend $2k repairing it so that the engine doesn't get shot. Does anybody have a philosophy worked out about when it's no longer worth it to repair your car?

If I get a new one, it will cost $20k or so (Prius), so I don't want to do that either.

I guess my thinking is that if spending 2k can delay having to buy a new one for a year or two, it's probably worth it.

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