Value of repair/keep or trade car?

passat
volkswagen

#1

Thanks for the response to my questions relative to 2002 Passat, 130,000 miles ie; probleum with coolant and catalytic convertor. This will probably be about $2800.OO of repair cost. Can I still get more mileage out of this car. Would rather not trade at this time, but don’t want to wase money.


#2

If this is about the only repair issues, then the question to ask is if this car can go about another 28-30K miles without many additional repairs? On the catalytic converter repair, is the mechanic also identifying the underlying issue that caused it to fail? If not, then more costs are involved than merely replacing the catalytic converter.

I use ten cents per mile for my computations like this.