Might need to retire my 1994 ssei
So I have a 1994 pontiac bonneville SSEI. Its got about 85,000 miles on it and has had as regular maintenance as I've been able to afford. However there are a few things wrong with it. The story is I've just gotten to my first permanent duty station in the US and haven't driven the car in nearly a year. Its just recently started to give me various problems, radiator hose fittings coming out, ecm monitors being replaced, Power steering is half broken, ever since a terrible snow storm a few years back the power steering only works when I'm accelerating or already going about 10mph+, The material on the inside roof is coming unglued, various broken plastic bits here and there, and another problem or 2 I'll update with later. just in the past month or 2 I've invested an additional 1000 dollars into it. And the 'engine maintenance soon' Light is -still- coming on. However the car has had a great maintenance record (until I bought it and stopped updating the log :/, Nothing is leaking, no rips or tears in the leather, its a very clean car, no spilled drinks, crumbs, no cracks in the windshield(however a few nicks). It seems to be running fine now, though the gas mileage sucks, its fun to drive though! And the news is I'm going on a remote tour this November for an entire year, I'm married and don't have children and my wife also has a job. So while away I'm putting saving up for a new car I think. And after that I'm going for a 4 year tour in Germany. I -really- love this car and it doesn't have really that many miles on it, as much as I'd like to avoid it, I might be better off selling the car off even though the KBB on it is about a 1000 dollars. I'm also making payments on my wife'* new car so its not like we're without a reliable car at all times. My question for anyone reading is, what would you do in my situation? Some options I've come up with is:
1. Keep the car -and- get a new one that is more reliable and better suited for Germany.
a. As a project car (I'm planning on getting a mechanical engineering degree, plus many auto maintenance courses)
b. Maybe a track car?
c. I really would love to make this car last as long as possible, but I don't have a dedicated place to keep it, (though my parents wouldn't have a problem keeping it on their property with them)
2. Sell it outright and move on.
3. Try and part it out
4. Sell it to close family so maybe I can get it back some day
5. Forget buying a new car and just try to make this one keep working even though sharing a car with someone else who works full time is annoying. Which I imagine would happen a lot at this current rate)
6. Sell it to someone on the forums who I know would make better use of it than I could/ appreciate it more?
7. Any other suggestions would be great