I have a 20 year old Corolla 5-door hatch that is on it'* last leg......uh......tires. It has served us well and has been relegated to the "spare" car the past 6 years(since I bought my wife a new Corolla). But it will need a Lot of Litlle things to keep it on the road(literally). The KYB shocks which I installed over 15 years ago are shot. And, although I could get 2 of them replaced for free, I still have to install them and get the car aligned. It'* about time to replace the tires as well. The exhaust system is exhausted. The car leaks so much in the rain that it will need a sump pump to keep it afloat. The Heat/AC fan lost the Lo and Med-Lo settings and only works on Med-Hi and Hi Speeds. The original 1 watt am/fm radio has lost its "f" and only works on "a". And the body is rusting in areas that it will affect the structural integrity of car. The engine/trans are still strong with over 150,000 miles. It'* everything around it that'* giving out. A transplant is not a bad idea. But how many 15-20 year old Corolla'* are out there with minimal body rot? And at this point, I just assume replace it with something that I DON'T have to work on(too much).
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