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Old 05-07-2012, 08:25 AM
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

It's time to sell when you don't want to do a long highway trip because you are scared it will break down or when it starts to use a quart of oil between oil changes.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:03 PM
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

Really man, that is not bad. I had an '01 BMW X5 that between 130-150K miles I probably spent over $12K in repairs - that did not include regular maintenance. BUT I LOVED IT!!

Gave it away at 213K miles.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

i have an 05 limited hemi too with 101,200 or so miles. Probably spent $3000 since i bought it. Not to bad but i love it and it needs to last me through rest of highschool and college.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

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It's time to sell when you don't want to do a long highway trip because you are scared it will break down or when it starts to use a quart of oil between oil changes.
Holy cow i've had new cars that burned more oil than that.

Really though, for daily drivers I usually buy stuff with 100-140k that has already had the first round of break-in repairs done. You really see what a car is made of after it's changed hands a couple times. Of course this carries risk as many folks ignore basic maintenance. My last WK needed suspension work when I got it. $300 for Bilsteins, $150 for a control arm and $150 for some bushings and an alignment. Voila, drove like new. My current WK blew the a/c evaporator last week. That'll run me about $400 and a weekend of my time. Of course I kind of enjoy challenges.

I will say if you don't like to work on cars... Maybe just buy a Honda Civic, drive it til a wheel falls off, crumple it up and crack open another one.

These Jeeps are pretty stout. Stuff wears out and breaks in kind of an odd fashion, but I have found that parts approach the cost of dirt compared to similar vehicles (4Runner, X5, Land Rover).
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

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Holy cow i've had new cars that burned more oil than that.
yeah, I generally sell at around 50000 miles, not at any particular amount of maintenance costs.
to me a vehicle that goes from no oil consumption to 1 quart between oil changes is giving you a signal that something is going to break in the next year or 2. I just want to jump in and drive, not worry about topping up the oil, and that is when my Durango and RAM truck had to go.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

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yeah, I generally sell at around 50000 miles, not at any particular amount of maintenance costs.
50 thousand? These things are just getting broke in at 50.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

If you like it, keep it till the body rots. It's cheaper than paying interest and eating depreciation!
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If you like it, keep it till the body rots. It's cheaper than paying interest and eating depreciation!
That's my plan. Pushing 140k now with no major issues.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:30 PM
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If you like it, keep it till the body rots. It's cheaper than paying interest and eating depreciation!
mine is staying with me until my student loans are paid off
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

I just bought my 2008 Limited in December. The hemi tick drives me nuts. Enough to make me want to get rid of it. But, I decided to put an exhaust on so I don't hear it. Other than the tick it is a great vehicle so far. Got it with 36k miles and I just passed 40k a few weeks ago.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

'06 Limited (HEMI) here, had it from new, needed transmission lines at 75,000 and brakes at about 60,000. Catalytic convertor started rattling at 77,000, got it replaced under warranty. The heater groans when switching modes, and the nav radio display cuts out at times, and the drivers leather seat needs a seatcover repair ($200) . IMO these are minor problems, I have about 12 payments left I am contemplating trading it for a new HEMI jeep or adding on to this one with new springs/shocks and catback system. My thinking is if I can pay this off and it is still in good shape (right now it looks almost new and is an absolute beast when you step on the loud pedal) I can get a "fun" type car like a Challenger or maybe a late model Vette or Trans Am and still have the HEMI Jeep for winter and hunting.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:37 PM
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

ive got a 2006 overland hemi. it has 119k and two problems. the power steering is very loud and is hard. pump is proly shot. the other problem is my navi and cluster lights dim from bright to dim randomly.
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