I used to be in the ‘dump it and move on camp’, but with pricing and stock in the current market, fix it and drive it for a while longer.
You won’t save as much in gas as you think; and how much you will have to pay for a newer vehicle, you can buy a lot of $1.70+ per litre gas!
Fuel more like 1.92 here, we are putting $6-650 a month of fuel into the Jeep, more in the summer. Fuel prices also not going to come down for the foreseeable future.
I can’t make your argument make sense anymore. We have kicked the can down the road on this thing for 12-18 months and it just keeps kicking me in the rear. We just spent $1000 on front axle seals (for the third time) like eight or nine months ago. I’ve spent about 10 hours doing rockers in the last few months and now this oil situation. $1500 just to fix that, or roughly 4k with a trans rebuild in which case we need to keep it at least another 3-4 years for that to make sense. Then in that case it needs a set of $1600+ tires in 12-18 months. And this is all assuming nothing else breaks.
If a new vehicle averages 30% less fuel consumption (which is a conservative estimate) then my math is correct. The Jeep currently averages about 13.5-14 L/100km and has for many years. Something like a Forester should average around 9.
In any event we will have it at least another 3-4 months I would imagine since it will take that long probably to get a car.