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Old 08-23-2001, 02:41 PM
Jim Collins
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1988 420SEL: Worth fixing or time to trade?

My 420 has some problems. I'm looking for advise on the issue of whether to invest in fixing it or trade. Here's the list of problems:

Transmission leak, needs new front seals;

Blower is out in climate control; ventilation moves cold air thru car when moving so it's not the compressor, but blower doesn't work (already checked all fuses)

Ball joints need replacing; front wobble at 50mph+, tires and wheel bearings are good are good

Wife backed into passenger door on driver's side, bodyshop guy says can replace door skin &paint for $1,000 ($1000 deductible on insurance so it would be out of pocket)

I have always liked this car, but I'd like to have some other opinions on whether it's worth the money to fix or just trade.
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