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Old 10-26-2013, 08:19 AM   #541
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I have an 02 SVT w/ 147+ miles. Just redid my head(8 crashed exhaust valves) and rebuilt motor d/t lower oil leak caused my timing belt to slip. Over all, it wasn't too bad pulling the motor and doing the work. Better than getting stuck with a high Bill from mechanic.

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That's Awesome! If you dont mind me asking how much did you spend on parts for the rebulid?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:37 AM   #542
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The head cost me $300 st the machine shop. Other parts from c-f-m around $300. I upgraded the thermostat housing, which was my most expensive part from them. I haven't add up all my costs, but it was under $700 to do it all myself.

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Old 10-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #543
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wow thats real reasonable!
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #544
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All my friends keep telling me to get a new car, but they don't understand how much fun it is to drive this SVT. It's paid off and as long as I can get parts, it's better than a car payment.

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Old 10-26-2013, 09:29 AM   #545
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All my friends keep telling me to get a new car, but they don't understand how much fun it is to drive this SVT. It's paid off and as long as I can get parts, it's better than a car payment.

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Old 10-31-2013, 12:11 PM   #546
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There is one FS on CL with over 286k miles
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:36 PM   #547
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Iv got 83,000 on my 03
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #548
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People tell me all the time they got a new car like it 'saved them money' over the cost of repairs. I call bull. Even if you had a major, $3,000 repair; that's still less than a new or recent-model year car!

The other one I hate is "It'll cost more to fix than what it's worth". So? The new car is still going to cost YOU more.

I got a 2014 Focus 'cuz I was ready for an upgrade. But I've done my fair share of repairs that people have said 'just get rid of the car!'. Always come out ahead. 2-3 moderate repairs a year (pretty typical for a high mileage car) is still far, far less than the payments on a new one. But even THAT is a silly way to look at it, because at the end of the day, there's a lot more money in the new car!
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:58 PM   #549
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I got my 2012 for the same reason - I wanted an upgrade, and a downsize to something more reasonable to maintain. I plan on keeping it at least 10 years, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

There's no way I'm saving money over my old car, unless my old car had a $3000+ repair bill every year.
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There's no way I'm saving money over my old car, unless my old car had a $3000+ repair bill every year.
Bingo!

Someone told me they needed a new car because for the past two months their car needed around $300 in repairs, which is pretty much a car payment! And if they were going to spend $300 every month, they might as well buy new!

'cept, uh, your new car is going to cost $300 every. single. month. Your old car, even WORST case scenario, is not going to stack up to that. 4 or 5 year loan, (or 6 or 7 year if you love paying gobs and gobs of interest and being upside down more than a trapeze artist), are you really going to total $4k~ every year for those 4, 5, 6, or 7 years? No way! And if you are paying cash for your car, then it's simple math. $15k+ > the couple grand it's going to realistically cost you over the next few years, even if you had to replace a major part like the WHOLE ENGINE!

I don't mind people buying new cars. I know folks who lease cars and get a new one every year. More power to 'em! But just be honest with yourself. You were just ready for a new car. Because buying a new car almost never costs less than maintaining your old one. Unless, I suppose, you are buying a car nearly as old and low miles as your car. If you play your cards right and bought/sold at just the right time maybe you could come out ahead buying $2500 cars here and there.

Though of course there is also the financing aspect. Something that is perfectly reasonable yet nobody wants to admit. They just can't front the cash for the repairs, but they can handle a monthly payment. Of course, if they'd just save that payment each month they'd be golden! But, that's hard for some people. Also no big deal; just be honest with yourself about it! You suck at saving but can handle making the payment!
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