I'm in a similar situation> I own (3) 9000's right now. My 96 Aero 5-spd with 199K and change, my wife's 97 CSE Auto and a 97 CSE Auto my son drives. All of them at or over 200K. All daily driven. With the recent $1800 repairs to my son's $800-ish value car, I'm just about ready to thin the herd. Sourcing quality parts for a fair price with a short delivery is getting tough. All of them have significant rust and are one deer strike away from the wrecker. I have been considering Subaru's or possibly a Toyota for my wife. She doesn't really notice a lot of the telltale signs when something starts to go wrong. It's a old 9000, there's always something starting to go wrong. I got in it last week and the left front CV was making an awful racket backing up into the turn-around. When I asked her how long it had been making that noise, she said "what noise?".
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