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Have a 93 300SE Benz, 125K runs good looks great (Black w/sil inter). But it probably will cost more to fix/restore it then it is worth. So do I sell it locally, donate it and write it off for taxes or what? I want to get a newer car. Please advise, Thanks?

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Tough choice but at the moment without a car payment, unless you have a bundle of cash repairing an old car is still more cost effective with high gas prices than buying a new car or any car with a payment. If you pay say 200 dollars a month in a car payment you could use that to fix your car. If you just need a reason to get rid of it, put up a for sale sign get some cash and find something newer.

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