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$100 for a repair? Please. Stolp was just ready for a new car.
The Subaru WRX is a small car and gets only 19 city / 25 highway. You should have opted for the moon roof, Anthony.
With the cost of new cars, you should drive them for 200 thousand miles or more to make it affordable. Thankfully many of the new cars are up to the challenge. Last year I sold a car that I bought when it had 90 thousand on it. It still looked good and was relatively trouble free with 300 thousand on the odometer. The guy who bought it was concerned that it might not be reliable. Iasked him how did he think it got to 300 thousand?
I bought a 1993 Olds 88 last January for $650 after the tranny in my '98 Ford Escort went. The Olds has 244,000 miles, and I've so far replaced the battery and the starter. My dad repaired a brake line and there's a leak in the power steering fluid that will have to be looked at eventually (just refill every couple of weeks). It needs new tires as soon as I have the $400 to get them. Even after all of that, I will have less than $2,000 into a car that I own outright and I am so hoping to get at least 30,000 miles out of it before buying something else. In fact, my goal is to have this one be my last "old car" before buying something late model. I might be 40 before it happens, but that's not too far away anyhow.
Still driving my '94 Honda Accord here. 172k miles, but it might be due to be replaced this next year. Subaru Legacy or Toyota Prius, here I come!
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