First time posting, let me know if I'm doing everything right!
We've got a '92 Volkswagon Cabriolet, with 175K+ miles on it, that's been sitting in the garage since 2010. Wheels are all flat, and I haven't even tried turning it on, as the contents of the garage have engulfed the car.
Now, we're (finally) in a good position, car/money-wise; we don't need another car, but we could afford it if one died. But my mom has problems letting things go (for example, the only reason she let go of a 26-year-old baby seat was because I showed her several articles and a recall notice). I think the only way for her to let this old clunker go is to understand how much money will be sunk into making a boxy old convertible run again.
Is there a rough estimate of just how much it would cost to get this thing running? Or if it will ever run again?
Here's the breakdown:
- 24 year old car
- All wheels need replacing (completely flat, for the last 2 years at least)
- Hasn't been touched in 6 years, no preventative maintenance before putting it in storage
- Stored in the garage, but in the Midwest; hot summers, frigid winters
- Heat barely worked last time it was used
- Tape deck, radio antennae snapped off
- Rust above the wheel wells
- I'm the family member with the most car-fixing experience, and that was following a video to replace a headlight bulb
Please help! I want to let my mom keep her (working) car in the garage this winter.