I own a 2009 Honda Accord Lx-P, I purchased it used in 2010 and currently I have 160k miles on my car. The first 4-5 years my car was relatively problem free, I mostly changed the oil, brakes and fluids. I also made sure to complete regular maintenance.
In the last 2-3 years, I’ve spent THOUSANDS in repairs at the Honda dealership (I have yet to find a reliable mechanic in my area) everything from new spark plugs, new hoses, issues with my oil (my car makes loud reving sounds whenever I need an oil change, like clock work - and no one can figure out why) and now I need a new power steering rack and my car makes loud knocking sounds whenever I’m stopped at a light. I’ve been able to hold off on the power steering rack by keeping the power steering fluid topped off. Ugh.
Granted, I know that spending 2-3k in repairs is cheaper than spending 17k on another car but I’m afraid that I will continue to pour into my car and it will continue to be less reliable.
So, my question…when will I know it’s a good time to sell my car and get another one? FYI - my next car will be used but with low miles