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Trusty Mazda 2

Asked by Paul Alderson

Am I pushing my luck by hanging on to my 2003 Mazda 2, which has done 197,000 km without a hitch and is a real gem? My only expense has been fuel, servicing, tyres and batteries, but I keep expecting something major to happen. I was offered $3000 as a trade-in, but as I'm 18 months from possible retirement, I don't really want to get into huge debt again. Or should I bite the bullet and get a new car while I'm still working and can get a loan? A highly personal decision I know, but can I expect to continue with my good luck?

Answered by CarsGuide

10 Feb 2011 AMANDA BLAIR

It's impossible to say you won't strike trouble, but it would seem unlikely given your experience with the car. Servicing is the key to long life with a car and if you have done that consistently over the life of the car to date you can have confidence it will continue to give you good service.

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