how come alot of people dont fix old cars
well, after ten years, most manufacturers discontinue parts to vehicles. other fasctors are involved... mechanical skill levels and interests. i'm presently keeping an old 1989 buick riviera in service. it runs like new but i'm looking around for parts fabricators right now to keep it running good. some cars are just hard to repair plus the powertrain was not designed to last beyond 100k miles.
I think most important is alot of people dont know HOW to fix old cars, 2nd it costs money which people dont always have lots of, 3rd Sometimes a car has had its days and needs to be retired. But then again, everyone has their views.
its the old money trap. they get cars on a lease for 5 - 10 years then return it to the dealer. then they sell it used and the buyer dont realize the parts for the that car is like an arm and a leg. the older cars are cheaper to fix.