I have a 2004 Subaru that has 149k miles on it. Works fine. Rust starting show.
I know that have a expensive 150k tune up; it’s the regularly scheduled 30k tune up that will cost $600 or so. I also need to get a new set of tires, unless I want to drive on my winters all summer. So, now we are up to nearly $1,000 to invest into a car that Kelly’s Blue Book says is worth about $4,000. I say we get out. (My wife may disagree.)
My new car theory is this: get rid of cars when they hit 150,000 miles. And then buy something reasonable for about $10k or so. A 2008 VW Passat or Ford Taurus with under 60,000 miles.
What do you think about the theory of getting rid of 2004 Subie with 150k miles – or spending the $1k to maintain and drive it into the ground? Also, what do you think about the suggested replacement cars. What would you go with? … I’m thinking a family sedan, maybe wagon, that has under 70,000 miles for sure. And not more than $12k; and nothing older than a 2006.