When Should You Get Rid Of Your Old Car?

We know some of you would love to buy a new car every year. Others want to drive the same car forever, but realistically, when should you find a new (to you) ride?

Consumer Reports thinks they know the answer:

  • It needs repairs costing more than its value.

  • The vehicle’s structural integrity is threatened by a badly rusted floor pan or sills.

  • Despite repairs, the car remains unreliable, and it seems likely you could be left stranded.

  • It has been in a flood or serious accident.

    Boring, we know. The guys at Jalopnik will never go for this, but it’s still good advice… both for spendthrifts and those of you who just can’t let go.

    When to say goodbye
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