I have an 03 Outback that has 197,000 miles on it. Took it in to replace tail light and did an inspection with oil change. Mechanic at Subaru dealer said oil is leaking, the power steering is leaking, and the u joint needs to be replaced. Also fog lights are out and license plate light is out and wiring is problem so it’s not a simple bulb replacement. He estimated $800 for oil leak, $1200 for power steering leak, and $1000 for u joint. I had new car fever and decided to grab a 2015 outback instead of dumping a bunch of money into this one. The trade in was only $200 so I kept it and am trying to sell it without much luck. I am scaring people away with all its issues. The vehicle is in fair condition with some rust on back wheel wells and a few dings and scratches. I recently put in brand new headlight assemblies. I’m in MN and get a 30 day grace period before I have to insure it. It will cost me roughly $200 for liability insurance for 6 months. I talked to mechanic again today for more detail about repairs and he recommended I scrap it instead of sell it. The salvage yard offered me $100 for it. My question is basically is it worth insuring to maybe sell it on Craigslist or should I just scrap it and not worry about it anymore. I am asking $1500 for it and it runs beautifully at the moment. Is this a fair price? Thanks for your input.
I should add I have no interest in spending any money on it or fixing it myself