Purchase in march 2006 now at 239k miles. no accidents. Try to get 300k +

A vehicle has a value and when the value falls below a certain point sell it or scrape it. If you can do labor the cost savings will keep the COST VS SCRAP decision away for a while. This car only had one recall.

No large issues and well maintained on group III synthetic by the mfg service book. A generator, Radiator was replaced, brakes go 2 years/ 40 front and 3 years / 60 k rear. KIA oil filter used.

As cars age to 200k miles and 10 years rubber wears out and so do other suspension parts. This summer replaced axles, Lower control arm ball joints bushings, Motor Mounts, and power steering hoses. All that in less than 500$ in parts.