I have a 2003 TL that is 11 years old. It has 30K miles. Garage kept. T
he trade-in value in my area is between 4.5K and 6.5K depending on whether
you believe Edmunds or KBB. I just had to have over 1.7K worth of work do
ne to the car because a couple of things went. Due to the age of the car,
family members are questioning whether it is really worth keeping the car,
or as opposed to buying a new one.
The car is in good condition cosmetically and runs fine. I'm just concern
ed that maybe something else big could go, that may cost closer to what the
trade-in value is, and then it clearly wouldn't be worth continuing to put
money into it rather than get a new car. If that did happen, then how wo
uld I get rid of the existing car, if the car broke down, and brought it to
Acura and I decided it wasn't worth repairing...and I wanted to get a new
car but not be limited to buying a new Acura rather than shop around?
There are couple of people who tell me the low mileage means nothing and it
is time to think about getting a new car given the age. The service rep
said he would would never tell someone with a car that only has 30K miles
that they need to get a new one.
What do you think?