Good to know. As I'm discovering with my car, at 160,000 miles there is a seemingly never-ending list of things that should ultimately be replaced. I'm starting with front strut mounts and lower ball joints, steering shock, and shock absorbers. Many other things have been replaced over the last 4-5 years under my mother's tutelage—to the tune of probably $8,000 or so—but she was forever being totally taken to the cleaners by the dealer—which was sad because they don't have old-school mechanics anymore who even know these old cars. So it sat. And sat. Weeks to get anything done. I used to get so mad, but she wouldn't let me take it to an independent. She was old school herself: No one does it better than the dealer. Cha-Ching!
I only wish these sedans were really collectibles. Maybe some day they will be. Clearly one has to dump money in them as a labor of love and little else. To begin with the car's book value isn't more than double what I plan to put in the above repairs.
But for my part, I love driving it. It's deliciously old school and technology-free. It has a radio/CD player. That's it. No Bluetooth. No buttons on the steering wheel. No mesmerizing lights and gauges. No chimes. No talking to you. Not even an annoying seat belt buzzer. Just key-in-the-ignition and lights-on. It's heaven. You just...wait for it!....DRIVE the car.