I am trying to canvas opinions on whether to fix the A/C on my 2001 Ford Focus wagon with 195,000 miles, or trade the car for something newer. The evaporator needs replacing at a cost of $1360.
I have had the car for the last 110,000 miles and it has been great. I have had very little trouble, and I have invested in the routine maintenance, and I really like the car. The lack of A/C is the only current issue and otherwise it runs great, burns no oil, and gets great gas mileage. However, I am aware that cars do not last forever and at almost 200,000 miles, the great unknown is how long the car has left to live. Maybe I would be worth putting the $1360 into the cost of another car purchase?
Any wise words appreciated,