What to do with a dying van?
June 29, 2012 10:45 AM Subscribe
What to do with a 2000 Econoline which is (not so slowly) dying?
posted by ashtabula to opelika to travel & transportation (6 answers total)
Hello all! Thanks for reading!
I have a 2000 Ford Econoline conversion van (150,000 miles) which I have loved for years but is now slowly dying. I travel for work so it sat through a Chicago winter in my mom's driveway without being driven, and now it's in Louisiana where it's not being driven very much and the salt from Chicago has combined with the humidity of Louisiana and it's slowly rusting out.
I've spent considerable money to keep it functioning, but now I don't trust it for the long road trips I've been using it for, and considering how little I use it, I'm thinking about just using rental cars for the short periods of time I am home until my job situation changes.
So, now what to do with it. I don't think it's worth selling for the not much money I would get for it, (around $2000 I think). Would it be worthwhile to hold on to it for a trade-in in the future, or donate it?
Thanks so much!!!!