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So, it’s finally happened. To keep my 2007 Ford Escape running, I need to put $3500 into it. At just under 100,000 miles, it’s probably worth about $600.
Do I do it?
or do I put down $4500 on a new SUV and make the monthly payments?
My rule is when repair cost exceeds value, sell or trade and get something else.
What is the $3500 in repairs going to fix?
It's about more than money, as I was reminded very recently. Almost any new car will have far more safety features, and be more crashworthy than a 2007 model. But going strictly by cost, I pretty much agree with Bream.
My wife has driven Volvos ever since Peugeot left the U.S. market. After a friend of ours driving a Volvo survived being hit by a semi at highway speeds on I81 I became a believer. Her car was accordioned, most of the right side was torn off, but she survived. My last two cars have been Volvos.
And of course, given your last wreck, the proof is in the pudding.
Might be time for that new F150, Steven.
Found the problem. Seriously, buy a pick up truck. Can't haul hogs with a car.
oil leak front axle
oil leak oil pan
leak in something called the PTU.
It was perfect for Chicago. If Ford had kept the same styling, I’d think about getting another.
Couple of my friends have that same year and model of Escape. They've gotten 200,000 miles out of them.
$3500 may buy you another 100k+ which is way cheaper than a new or used car.
I always hold my cars to near death and once they are paid for I just keep making the same payments to my bank account.
Last truck I bought new in 2004 and it was paid off in 2008. Made payments to myself from 2008-2018. Made buying the new truck in 2018 much easier.
It may or may not. That’s the risk.
As long as you don't have any major engine or transmission problems it might be worth taking the risk.
Is it burning any oil between oil changes?
Don’t think so
$3500 for that?
go see cleetus. Seriously, he’s not gonna charge that much.
Unless you are under warranty, you should never use the dealership
Yeah, that's all that's wrong? Somebody is trying to take you to the cleaners for that price. Unless it's all labor, I don't know how involved resealing the PTU is. May have to snatch the whole front end out of the car.
That’s the cheapest one
Google search revealed $1,500 average cost for just the PTU.
They're estimating $800 for the PTU.
For the time being at least, I'll get this handled and watch the oil levels.
Got it. It 's basically a transfer case for AWD vehicles. Yeah, that might get pricey.
I say come to Utah and hand it over to Kindigit Design with a $100k and get yourself something bitchin.
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