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Should I have my car fixed or junk it


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brokedown79
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Jul 12, 2006, 6:34 PM

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The deal is my 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage recently blew a tranny. The cost to rebuild it is $1600. The car has 128,000 miles and other than a non-functioning air conditioner, is in decent shape overall. Is it worth putting this kind of money into this car at this point in it's life, or should I just junk it.


way2old
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Jul 13, 2006, 5:43 AM

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I guess the answer to that is another question. How well do you like the car and do you want to continue to drive it?



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carjunky
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Jul 13, 2006, 7:30 AM

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The cost to rebuild it is $1600



First off that seems a bit high to rebuild a tranny..... Secondly, what type of warrenty are they going to give you on the rebuild? 90 days, 6 months a year? Sometimes a rebuild doesn't really fix the problem so its something to consider.

The main thing that way2old was getting at, do you like the car and can you afford a different car. Sometimes paying the $1600 would be cheaper then buying a newer car or a new car for that matter.

Some leases are really cheap since the automotive industry which could be another option.

I hope this helps a little.






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