My Camry has been a good car; I have had mostly routine maintenance on it since I got it at about 248,000 miles two years ago. I am, in fact, up to date on all routine maintenance issues, according to my mechanics, who declared it a well-maintained vehicle last month. Up to then the only major repairs (about $900) resulted from a leak which damaged parts under the hood. Now I have decide whether to raise up to $1400 for work related to a faulty head gasket or to find another way to get that work done (for less money–lower labor costs) or to replace the car. I paid only $1500 for the two years ago. Have I gotten my money’s worth out of it? Is this a good time to get another vehicle? Or should I have the work done?
Thanks in advance for thoughtful answers.