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#1 Old 11-09-2012, 10:32 AM
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save it or scrap it?

Ok I'm new on this. Also might be long whinded sorry. Ok I have a y2k sonata gls v6 with 132k on it. All of the maintnance has been done on it sence I bought it in 03 with 36000. On clock its been moth balled sence 09 after front conrol arm fell off and had more then a few conversations with hyundai about it. Now I fixed what they won't but car has been layed up so long will it be worth it? I've replaced and done maintinance to it. Before it fell out that is. Coolent changed, plugs, coil packs, shift sensor, was and still is due for timeing belt so I don't want to start it but will it be wort the min of 1,100 I might need to invest in it? Thanks
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Ok so far 9 looks, now I know what might be up. I'm not looking to bash this car saveing it would be nice I'm a car guy. And I like the car or else I would not still have it. So I want an opinoin of others that still have one of these cars. Also I like to drive it in the snow it never got stuck. Can't say that about my trucks. So that's all.
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Here is my story.. I drive a 23 yr old Toyota.. 355,000 mile Christmas 2011, no car payments since 1994/1995... I took and put $8-900 into engine, put it back, been 16,000 since Fri after New Year.. I expect it to carry an for a good bit longer, until I have some sort of structure failure,, car is eat up with rust (looks llike H3ll), but just keep going

Just fuel and oil changes, couple set of tires, and gas.

Car runs 30-33mpg currently

Do you think you get 3-4x as much use new car payment wise, 1100 dollar is what, 3-4 month car payment these days, and after it running correct, think you go another 2yr+ with it ?

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I think I can do it for a while. Just sittin in the way for so long and what else might go wrong once it fixed? Now if it hadent sat for so long it would be no worries. And I used synthetic high milage oil in itjust trying to get what is now paint thinner out of gas tank. As far as mpgs on this thing I for got and only had the accent for a week yesterday. It too is a 2000.
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My 2001 V6 has been inexpensive to own and drive. It's an almost ideal second car for me. I won't be selling or scrapping it anytime soon.
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I have an '02 Sonata with 160k+ miles. Brought it new and maintained it pretty good over the years. Have not had any car payments now for about the last 8 years. I like not having any. I am not a trained mechanic by any means. However because my cars are not new and I'm not making payments I am much less reluctant to try to fix things myself. I got lots of help from people in this very forum. You mention a timing belt and having to put in $1100. You can buy the timing belt itself for about 10% of that amount. Many people in this forum have done the replacement themselves. Unless it is a total basket case, I say keep it and try your hand at fixing things yourself if you have any mechanical aptitude. I have amazed myself at some of the things I have been able to fix on my Sonata with the help of the folks in this forum. I plan on keeping it for a long time to come.
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I know there are pluses to keeping car on one han no payment, low miles for age, maintnance all done most by me. Only thing I won't do is trans, timeing belt. Now as was sugested above I have micanical aptitude. But I know I have things I won't do for risk of further damage to car. Ill let the pros or guys with the right tools do it. Now minus the big one my car fell under SALT BELT RECALL but unfortunetly my car failed 2 mon before recall was anounced and not all of the damage to front end was coverd. Now also car was totaled in a hail storm in 06 so there's no value except cent but if its relyable ill drive it till it falls apart once more.
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Salvage cars are what I've/we been driving for 15 years..
If you pick the right one(s) you can save thousands.
My current 06 KIA Spectra had 24k miles on it when I bought it "salvage".
It now has almost 40k on it. My son drives a 2008 Hyundai Accent Hatch and my daughter drives a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. Both of these cars were salvage.
So don't let the "branding" of the title bother you..
I would suggest some injector cleaner and fresh gas...Maybe a new battery..
Check the crank sensor for damaged wiring. I'd say wait on the timing belt until you get the engine going...just don't high rev the engine and baby the throttle. You may find "problems" but they probably won't be big ones..
CHECK the brakes and that the car "rolls" as the Sonatas tend to "lock up" just sitting.
Keep us posted on what you find...
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Salvage cars are what I've/we been driving for 15 years..
If you pick the right one(s) you can save thousands.
My current 06 KIA Spectra had 24k miles on it when I bought it "salvage".
It now has almost 40k on it. My son drives a 2008 Hyundai Accent Hatch and my daughter drives a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. Both of these cars were salvage.
So don't let the "branding" of the title bother you..
I would suggest some injector cleaner and fresh gas...Maybe a new battery..
Check the crank sensor for damaged wiring. I'd say wait on the timing belt until you get the engine going...just don't high rev the engine and baby the throttle. You may find "problems" but they probably won't be big ones..
CHECK the brakes and that the car "rolls" as the Sonatas tend to "lock up" just sitting.
Keep us posted on what you find...
Dave
Well this isn't a scrap yard find I've owned it sence 2003 but yes brakes are shot in front but it was do for them. And battery is bad so its due and the money that I will have to put into itincludes brakes, tires, battery, and have dealer fix recall itmes and replace timeing belt. Ooh and back brakes are froze up. But nothing a bfh won't help.
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My daughter's 04 had frozen driver rear emergency brake from sitting in a salvage yard for 5 months. They brought out the car on a large I gutted the innards (shoes/hardware/ebrake cable) at the salvage yard so I could load it onto a two wheel towing dolly. I got replacement "guts" from rockauto.com.
The adjuster spline is accessed through the drum (black plug) and not from behind the brake assembly. The inside was total rust and the shoes were bonded to the inner drum. I spent quite a lot of time getting that drum off.
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