I have a '98 Blazer and a ‘01 Escape that I am consider selling off in favor of getting another newer used vehicle. The concern is … to fix prior to selling or not to fix. (Or fix in part) And what can I expect to get back out of the rapir costs. I am not mechanically inclined so the repairs would be done at my favorite trusted shop. The Blazer has many minor issues but is otherwise mechanically well maintained at 164K miles and I know its full maintenance history from close family ownership. It had a new transmission installed at 75K miles new AC at 100K and a new fuel pump at 140K miles. The Blazer an alignment issue, (Changes lanes on its own within a 100 yrds if the steering is left un-touched. an ABS sensor issue that causes the brakes to rattle slightly when pressed, (On occasion but not all the time) the fan for the AC does not work, front speakers only The passenger window is not controllable via the driver window panel. As for the 01’ Escape it needs a battery and only one speaker works on the radio, 125K miles, the back window’s tint job is blurry but visible for vehicles… think far better than privacy glass but still blurry.
Mileage for each is comparable at 15-17 mpg.
I’m comfortable with the soundness of the engines for both. But do I get them fixed prior to selling or sell them as-is and take a lesser price for it? Will I get my money back out of the repair cost?