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I have a 2007 Impala LT that just turned 93,000 miles. Other than some tire pressure sensor issues, I have never had any problems with this car. In the last 2 weeks we have taken the car in for transmission flush. They found a gasket between the oil filter and somewhere that needed replacing and no major problems with the transmission. Within 2 days, I had a coolant leak that they determined was my water pump and so we also had the serpentine belt replaced. Yesterday (about a week later) my "check engine" light came on with no signs of any obvious problems so we guess we will have to take the car in. I am considering selling the car and buying either a 1 year old car. However, it seems like my 2007 is selling for the same amount as a 2012 depending on the mileage. Any thoughts on where we should stop "fixing" my car and buy another newer car with lower mileage? I appreciate your thoughts and advice.

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  • Ruth Taylor Jan 09, 2013

    So after receiving no feedback, I found another website that said we could take the car to Auto Zone to run on their diagnostic machine. The code was the oil sending sensor was bad. Good luck with your website. I won't be using it again.

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A lot depends on how and where you are diving the car, and what you can do about repairs. I have found that, on average, cars at 10+ years old start requiring replacement of parts that are subject to wear or age, such as what you are experiencing. If you want to keep driving it, you should expect to be servicing sensors and other engine parts, brakes, suspension parts, fuel system parts, etc. to keep it running properly.

There are a lot of opinions out there (including mine), but I think there are two schools of thought on this.

Depreciation is a major factor, and at 10 years for a car that needs repairs, it really isn't worth much. So, if you can and have the time and tools to do most of the work yourself, this is the way to go as the total cost over life (including original purchase price) is a lot less than the cost of a much newer replacement vehicle.

However, if you cannot do any work yourself, repair labor costs will eat your lunch, and you are better off getting it to an acceptable working condition and then unloading it, going for a much newer low mileage vehicle. I would suggest if you go this route, be sure to get a decent power train warranty and that the new one is no older than three years.

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