Dear Motor vehicle Talk: I have a tendency to travel my automobiles “into the ground,” the exception currently being my minivan. Well, that van now has 275,000 miles on it. At 210,000, I experienced to determine no matter if to substitute the motor (which experienced self-destructed) or shift on. It was close, but I place a new engine in it. Now the entire body and chassis are rusting apart. When need to a man or woman go on from a vehicle? And what is the sweet location among cost and age of a car or truck when obtaining a “new” employed just one? – Lyle
RAY: I am all for frugality, Lyle, but I believe you overdid it by putting a new engine in a van with 210,000 miles on it. As you promptly uncovered out, each and every other portion of the van also experienced 210,000 miles on it and was also all set to self-destruct.