Face it: A car this age is always going to need something, and many critical parts are getting scarce and of low quality. An example: At this age, our cars often need a complete new set of brake lines due to corrosion and rupture - dangerous if not done, and very labor intensive to do. At your age, my advice is to get a newer (new if you can afford it) car.New here. Have 1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2 since new. Current mileage is 82K. Love the car but getting older now and more difficult for me to take care of with disability and my age, 73. In the process now of thinking whether to put more money into to or buy another car, probably used.