'92 Legend, 190k miles; shocks/rack & pinion worth repairing?
I just finished up my undergrad and will be moving cross-country (1850 miles) at the end of the summer for grad school. My shocks and rack & pinion need replacing. I think the initial quotes we got from our usual shop were around $1800 parts and labor.
Couldn't afford it at the time, but now I've got a little graduation money, and I get to choose between putting it down on another used car in the 3-$7k range or fixing this one up. $1800 seems like a pretty hefty investment at this point, but would be well worth it, compared to spending double+ on another vehicle, if it got me through the next 3 years without anything epic breaking.
$1800 wouldn't be the end of the investment (I'd need new tires as well, before striking out across the country).
So: 1.) how reasonable is that $1800 price tag? and 2.) would you recommend putting all of this money into a 92 model, instead of using it as a down payment on something several years newer?
Thanks for any assistance.