The deed is done. I dropped $1500 on engine repairs for my old ’86. I know for a fact it’s not worth that much. When I got it for free from my great aunt 8 years ago, it had only 39,000 miles. My uncle Matty died that year, and it sat in her garage all that time. Dropped a new battery in it and gave it to me for my 16th birthday. Only recently went over 100,000 in Jan. on a road trip I took to New Mexico. Every year or two I’ve had to drop a few hundred in it in repairs. I figured w/ age, should be expected. This last one really hit my wallet. I decided not to get a new car. I figured, I could pay 3k for a car that probably has a bunch of problems anyway, or stick w/ the one I know, where I know what’s new and what’s not. My friends think I’m crazy for sticking with it, but w/ my income, I plan to ride it till the engine falls out. *knock wood* I want your honest opinion, since I’m no expert. So far no structural rust, just a carb. that idles too low and an oil leek I’m putting off. Give it to me straight, what’s the life expectancy of a Ponitac 6000, 1986? How long do I have? Is there only so much regular oil changes can do?