Whenever I think about a new car v. keeping the one I have and fixing it, i can never get the new car numbers to pencil out.
Now granted this assumes a few things:
1) you can both accomplish your own work on your car, and you actually LIKE doing so
2)you have the space and tools to do so comfortably
3)you have an additional car to get around in while you work on the one that is down
4)you arenít a nutter for the newest/latest and greatest tech integrated into your transportation
5) you arenít a nutter for the newest/latest and greatest safety innovations in your transportation.
Brian, this 124 has more style and craftsmanship in its gearshift knob than the Taurus will ever have.
If the rest of the car is solid (not rusting away) I personally hope you donít give up on it! the initial outlay for parts might be steep, but new car payments are forever
Best of luck in whatever path you choose!
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Thankfully all of the 5 assumptions you mentioned applies to me drastically except for no. (2)
I have the tools thought but I don't have space like a spacious and shaded garage, that's why I was talking with one of my friends about leaving my car in his garage to give the car a little break.
Thankfully it is solid as hell with no accidents at all, just few parking dents and bumps here and there, and 100% rust free, in this climate we only know rust from pictures.
"4)you arenít a nutter for the newest/latest and greatest tech integrated into your transportation
5) you arenít a nutter for the newest/latest and greatest safety innovations in your transportation".
I'm absolutely the exact opposite of those particular two, in fact, i live in a place were 80% of people surrounding me are ridiculously terribly addicted to this kind of stuff mind you if you ask one of them you'll find out they're drowned with depts like letterly submerged with not less than a 5 digits number, I'm not joking I've met a lot, I never understood their definition of luxury, quality, and craftsmanship previously existed in old Benzes is now about a hideously designed paper body gadgets filled with that has nothing but a one ugly big flip-up screen were you can smell the interior cheap plastic a mile away, sadly even most of new Benzes are now rubbish.
"Brian, this 124 has more style and craftsmanship in its gearshift knob than the Taurus will ever have", never agreed more!
I just think it was too much using it the past 4 years every day to go to (my work/my college/my two sisters colleges/and all other trips, that's why I want another car I won't get attached much to it (drive and forget), that has a spacious, comfortable, quiet & reliable ride with a very conventional and simple engine/trans configuration and a very low final drive you know like old-school stuff not necessarily luxurious, my grandfather used to have a 2005 Toyota Avalon and only if they still producing this car I would've bought it without thinking, unfortunately, they don't, the new Avalon is a total failure and nowhere near the old one, new Honda Accord is ugly with both engines available only with TT, GM trash are all now Korean cheap sh#t terrible in every possible way with their GDI engines (a technology that should have never existed), I would never ever even jump to one, so there are no much choices nowadays that's why I settled with a Taurus.
Anyways thank you very much for your sincere wishes for me