What do I do with 3 old cars?

  • 1998 HONDA CIVIC
  • 170,000 MILES
I have 3 cars:
1998 Honda Civic LX
Poor condition 170,000 miles
Non-running due to cracked head.
Took to mechanic, he impounded it & during that time it sustained body damage & several int. Components were removed or busted.

2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES
Fair condition 150,000 miles
Significant body damage but no critical damage to major components. Received as a gift from old neighbor who joined the service, so unsure of its history.

1976 Oldsmobile Ninety-eight
Fair condition given its age. Unsure of mileage since gauge doesn't move.
Runs but leaks oil.

Here's the question: I can't afford a new vehicle so do I keep the Honda & try to repair it or keep the Mitsubishi & have the body damage repaired. I want to the cheapest route but still have a car that's reliable & cost-effective. Can any parts from one vehicle be used on the other? What's the best way to get rid of the Oldsmobile & make the most money?
Do you
have the same problem?
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 AT 5:35 AM

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I would keep the Mitsubishi as it is in running condition and body damages can be repaired as and when you want to.

The Civic is going to cost quite a fair amount of money to get it running again.

The Oldsmobile is a vintage and since it is still in running condition, there would be someone out there who would be interested in acquiring one. Maybe you can try auctioning it and see if you get a good price for it.
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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 AT 5:46 AM

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