bennetkid27 wrote:Wish I have the right skills to keep a car in good condition for so long.
Skills are gained by practice. I started wrenching toys, bikes yard equipment when I was a kid and a car at 15. I wanted a car when I turned 16, didn't have a ton on money, and certainly couldn't afford to pay someone to do anything to it when it needed something. Looong before the internet and places like this forum to learn from others' trials and tribulations. 16 was just around the corner and my father asked me "what do you think you're going to drive?" Meaning "not my damn car". Necessity breeds innovation, you simply learn how.