I have a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid with 91k miles on it. I brought it in to the dealer because the ABS light was on. They replaced the tone ring, and said I also need a new fuel filter and front sway bar links (the latter two I declined for the short term). Then the dealer called back and said they discovered major problems during the final test drive.
They said I need to replace the rear end and the PTU, to the tune of $5k. They suggested I think about it for a few days to decide if it makes sense to do that. Since Ford no longer makes the vehicle, it would be used replacement parts in it.
My question is - does it make sense to put $5-6K into the car, or is the money better spent on a down payment for a new car?