We have a 98 ford explorer (4.0 v6) with 208k miles that's been sitting behind a house in Arizona for 9 years. The engine and transmission run flawless and it was well maintained before it was stored,…

Myysterio

We have a 98 ford explorer (4.0 v6) with 208k miles that's been sitting behind a house in Arizona for 9 years. The engine and transmission run flawless and it was well maintained before it was stored, but we're looking at having to spend twice what it's worth to get it road worthy again. It needs a new fuel pump, shocks, a bunch of hoses, ball joints, etc.

My question is, at what point would you consider a car junk or at what point would you spend the money to fix a car which could be a great car and cost less than buying a new or used car you don't know what's wrong with it?

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Myysterio
Myysterio

So, what's the line in the sand for having a perfectly running SUV with 200k miles for $4k and buying some unknown possible POS? You aren't going to know every possible outcome either way?

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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neither would I

Jackofall
Jackofall

Old suv. With high miles, I would not put money into it