To Buy or not To Buy?
I currently own a 1990 bonneville sse and have enjoyed the vehicle ever since I first drove it. With age comes many problems, tail lights broken, fog lights removed since they didnt work, door problems in cooler weather, cracked leather interior, and sometimes the trunk opens on its own, not to mention the 160,000 miles. With its age also comes recent repairs: 2 new tires, brakes, CJ joints, ect. I am not a mechanic and if the repairs keep growing I will not be able to afford them. The car still does its main purpose: get me from home to work.
The problem comes when you find a 1997 bonneville 40th anniversary SE for sale in pretty good condition. The car has 118000 miles and is very clean. It also has a salvage title. It has been repaired. It was hit in the front, airbags did not deploy. Hood, bumper, fenders, radiator, and condensor have all been replaced. Been told it would cost me my car + 2500. Would need to take out a loan and check on insurance before this. I am wondering in this situation what others would do?