Dh has a commuter car that was a good car. 1995 honda accord. never had any trouble with it. It has 200,000 miles on it. Last accord we had ran for 350,000. As far as we know the engine works great on it, tho we haven't started it up in a while. The rear window got smashed in accidentally (long story) and it needs new breaks. It has a bolt that we keep having to replace that gets sheered off for reasons we do not understand. Other honda had the same problem. It is the one that holds the engine into the frame, I guess. The steering column has made a funny noise on right turns for years. That sounds like a lot, but we have never had any trouble while DRIVING it. SOOO... now that we know for sure we are not at the one-car stage of life anymore (another long story) and that we are spending more money that way than we did when he drove every day, we have decided we either need to repair the above, knowing it will not last forever, and betting that it will last "long enough", or get another used car for about the cost of repair (about $3000.00 we would guess) and hope it would outlast the above car. It would be a complete unknown, and who knows with what we can sink into it, if it will last any longer than our old Honda. SOOO WHAT SAY YOU SHOP GURUS? Would you gamble by fixing car #1 or gamble on car #2? BTW, I appreciate the help here. I am not at all sure what to do. Cindyc.