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Re: is it less than a car payment
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Posted by chris cleeland [Email] (more from chris cleeland) on Thu, 7 May 2020 14:46:48 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: When is it time to move on?, Steve@Boston, Thu, 7 May 2020 14:08:23
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that is always my litmus test--how many car payments for a replacement car will this repair cost me?

In general, I try to keep repairs to the cost of about 2-3 car payments. Spending more, and involvement in a collision may land you in a position where you don't get your value back out of it. Sometimes (like when I had to do the clutch), I had to throw that out the window, but in general it works pretty well.

I also factor parts availability into the equation, both general availability, speed at which they're available, and junkyard availability. We're pretty lucky to have several saab-specific and/or saab-catering parts providers, as well as places like rockauto and local places.


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