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Old 09-24-2021, 09:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: Should I junk my '08 Astra?

Originally Posted by DDLuken View Post

I'm looking for advice on what to do with my 170,000+ Astra, which is in need of a number of repairs (new clutch and slave cylinder, various suspension components, new flex pipe, full brake job, and new windshield to satisfy Rhode Island vehicle inspection). I was quoted $2-3,000 (or maybe more) for all repairs, by a trusted mechanic. He advised me, however, against having it repaired, considering the mileage on the engine, and the make of the car (in his humble opinion). I decided to purchase a new car, but it breaks my heart a little to think of junking this otherwise healthy car which has given me very few problems over the years. I would appreciate any thoughts folks might have. What would you do in my shoes?

Thanks much,
IMHO, 3K for all repairs is actually an awesome price considering all that items you listed that needs to be done!
08 Salsa Red Astra XR 5dr 5spd
Spt Pkg, Prem. Aud. and Sunroof
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