Just looking for some opinions here... I have a P.o.S. 2004 Mercury Mountaineer. It has 172k miles. Its a piece of shit. Wife ragged the Hell out of it before I took it over last summer. The thing is... I love it despite it being a POS. Don't ask me why, I don't know. But it needs a lot of work. The dash needs to come out to fix the air diverter (or is it a damper?). Cheapest estimate is $1000. And the transmission is giving me a wink and a nod every so often. A rebuild runs around $2000 here. And it needs some fresh paint.... etc. But the KBB on it is only $2000 at best. And I am looking at minimum $3000 in necessary repairs. And it's a piece of shit. And I don't know how long the engine might last after that, I personally don't trust it. My gut tells me to just to go buy a new car, primarily because I don't want to put $3000 into a $2000 piece of shit. But I really do not want a car payment right now, even though I could afford a modest vehicle pretty easily. Am I thinking this out right? Give me some opinions about this.