So kind of related to "splbounds" post on the 3.2 Timing Chain Noise. I was thinking that and I guess it applies to all cars that does it really matter what the age of the car and how much it costs to keep it on the road ? So FrankenAudi is 14 years old with 127000 miles on the clock, that's about right for an average 9000 miles per year. Now I know I need to spend about £3500 to get all the issues sorted and that would leave me with a car that should last at least for years - normal maintenance there after. However he is 14 years old and fuel economy isn't great, gearbox and drivetrain could fail and would be expensive to repair/replace etc. But if you add the purchase price £2000 plus what ive already spent £1000 plus what needs spending £3500 and I'm happy with that then does it really matter ? This against maybe a car currently worth £1000 and then buying a new car for say between £5000 - £10000 that you still run the risk of major component failure and similar cost repair bills. Cant make up my mind what the right path to go down is.