Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pacific NW, USA
Car Year: 1999
Car Model: "L" - 225,000 mi.
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My 1999 A/T has 230,000 on it and I face the same decision every couple years, although not for that much money.
My area uses little salt on the roads, so underbody rust is minimal. It's primarily a winter driver at this point.
I've been keeping my car up and, for hard winters like this one, am glad I've done so.
You. So, I'd probably shop around for repair services and end up keeping the present vehicle.
The value of your car is its utility to you, not its lower cash sale value.
You know your car works, how well it works - and it's paid for.