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Should I be purchasing a new car?

I bought an Audi A4 3.0 TDI Avant in 2009 from my local Audi dealer with 60,000 miles on the clock. It's now done nearly 115,000 miles and has a full Audi service history. I think it is a fantastic car with luxuries (e.g. built in SatNav, Bluetooth, MP3) that I actually use daily.

Nothing has ever gone wrong with the car and I have not had to spend any money on repairs beyond wear and tear such as brakes/pads or tyres. However, I have a dilemma!

In this day of throw-away consumables but an emphasis on "reduce, reuse recycle" it seems counter-intuitive to replace this car. To buy something of equivalent specification now seems surprisingly pricey.

That said, I feel that some expensive repairs must me coming my way soon! I wondered what your opinion was - hold or sell?

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I think you've reached the point of psychological economic entrapment in the car. Yes, it could have problems, but you may be lucky.

Yes, it would cost so much to replace it with a newer equivalent that it doesn't bear thinking about.

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