I have a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer with about 128,000 miles. In the past 3 1/2 years, I have put about $4,000 into it for repairs (not including regular maintenance, like oil changes, new tires and rotations, etc.). It seems like there isn't anything left to fix! Just yesterday I had to replace the following: the exhaust system, the input/output speed sensors, front inner tie rod ends, and a few other small things. The bill? $1,400! Now, I just paid the car off last month, so I am really enjoying not having a car payment. I would like to drive it for another 3 years, so I can pay off some other debt, and save up for a new car. However, if things keep going wrong, when do I stop repairing it? If it's $200 here and $100 there, I can handle that. But $1,400 is a bit much for a car that is worth $3,000. But if I get 3 more years out of it, that seems worth it to me. What would you do?