Long Friday afternoon post incoming. Get a beer :
Lately, my car decided that she needs an extra care with (starting last year) new radiator, new heater matrix, new oil-to-water heat exchanger and an incoming brand new top engine wiring loom. Add to that the usual maintenance of a new set of belts and pulleys, water pump, oil and filters. The car has 200 170 kms on the clock.
There are other secondary (as of now) things that I'd like to do to it like check and maybe change front brake hoses and handbrake connectors. New disks and brake pads are due next year from the looks of it. There are some squeaky front suspension joints that I may do next year with the change of LHM. The list is long as you see, but I love that car, it served and still serves me tirelessly (it's the first car of my own), I know how it works, and I'd like to pay my gratitude to it. (sharing Car Throttle's ideology, if you watched their latest videos with the maintenance of a few hundred thousand mile'd Octavia):
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Am I in my right mind of keeping and maintaining my Xantia or should I listen to my relatives and get a new car, which I may have to exchange for the newer model in 3 years and be forever indebted to my leasing institution, but ride in a new car?
Will be happy to see what you guys think.