posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 05:20 AM
Don't put good money after bad, quit your clunker and get another. I don't know the car scene in the USA, but here are some tips for you I have used
over the years, buying and driving older cars;
- Shop around, shop around and then shop around some more.
-Avoid anything sporty / exotic. You might be tempted by speed and sex appeal, but you will regret it when it breaks down. And it will break
- Look for orphan brand and / or model cars, You can find some absolute bargains that offer the same level of reliability as mainstream makes but in
far better condition with much lower mileage. Make sure you do your homework though, some are easy to get parts for and others will make you want to
do the primal scream. Examples here in Australia are brands like Peugeot, Citroen, Suzuki, Daihatsu, Ssangyong.
- Cost up common parts ie alternator, radiator, brake pads etc before you buy. It will help you find out how expensive and difficult the car will be
-Don't shy away from immaculate cars with obvious faults. ie 5 years ago I bought a 1996 VW passat with 68,000 km (approx 40,000 miles on the clock)
It had only had one owner and had full service history but none of the electric windows would work. I got the car repaired for $200 and never spent
another cent on it beyond usual maintenance in the three years I had it
edit on 12-1-2017 by markosity1973 because: (no reason given)