Should I just get another car?
May 13, 2010 9:33 AM Subscribe
What factors do you consider when thinking about getting rid of your old car and buying a new one?
posted by reenum to Travel & Transportation (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have a 2000 Honda Accord, and it's served me well for the past 5 years. However, I've had to make repairs on it last year and this year that total close to $2700. On top of that, the 'Check Engine' light came on yesterday, a scant 2 weeks after I got the alternator and timing belt replaced.
With this new potential expense, I'm wondering whether I should just ride the car until it dies or break down and get a new (used) car. I have the money to probably pay cash for a newer Accord.
What sorts of factors do you look at when making the decision as to whether you should purchase a new vehicle?