A request for advice from my ten - maybe dozens! - of readers. My wife's car needs repairs that equal the Kelly Blue Book value of the car. I know that the Car Talk guys always say you should always keep a car until it turns to rust, but this seems like throwing good money after bad.
The main problem for me is that I can't commit to a big purchase now because I will need to pay for a much larger purchase in September (depending on scholarships.) Should I bite the bullet on repairs? Or find a junker for my wife's short commute? Lease? Make her ride the bus? Anybody have a similar situation?