Below is a link to an article I found about how to get the most life out of your car.
Many of my clients find themselves in bankruptcy with a huge car payment (or 2)
This extra money could go a long way to get one out of debt, so if you can keep your car running for a few more years and avoid the temptation of getting a new car every 3 or 4 years, you can be on your way to financial freedom!
How to live past 150,000 (miles, that is)
From Aaron Gold,
Your Guide to Cars.
About.com Guide to Cars