Keep it or cliff it?


#1

have a question about my 1997 Dodge Neon (166K miles on it).



In the past year or so, it’s gotten a new radiator, timing belt, water pump, alternator belt, power steering belt, tires, and starter. Now the suspension system is in need of repair. It’s been well maintained and never missed an oil change.



My question:



Do I pay basically the car’s Blue Book value to replace the front (and possibly rear as well) struts, bearings, etc., or is now the time to cut my losses and get a new car? I’m trying to determine if it’s worth continuing to put money into to keep it running, or if this is just one more sign that my car has one foot in the grave.



Is there anyone out there familiar with how Neons wear who might have an additional perspective?



I want to get honest opinions, because I’ve been ripped off my mechanics before (for instance when I got the new radiator).


#2

posted twice…see answers in “car questions”.