I hope it's OK to ask this here. This was the only site I could find related to cars.
I have a 2002 Honda Civic which I got in Nov 2001, so it is fully 12 years old. However, I've been commuting by train to work since 2005, so the car has only 120,000 miles or so.
It needs two expensive repairs -- it needs new front struts, and the air conditioning is broken. Each repair was quoted to me in the $850 range. It will also need a new clutch (manual transmission) sooner or later, which I'm told will be about the same price.
So the question I have is ... is it worth spending the money to repair a car of this age? I don't know how to predict if I will keep this car for another 10 years, or if the engine will fall apart tomorrow. $850 would be between 2 and 3 payments on a new car, but I don't particularly want a new car (or a new car payment).