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I have a Saturn SC1 with over 276,000 miles on the car. I would like to give the car to my wife but I would like to know if it would be worth it to give her the car to use. Would it cost much to have it checked out at a female friendly dealer? I have owned the car since it was new. Thank you for any advice that you could give me. I haven not had very many problems with the car mechanically.

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Patricia J Roberts, Director Business Development  at AskPatty.com, Inc. My personal opinion is that it is always good to have the vehicle mechanically checked over by a professional especially when passing it to your family member. Having said that, it sounds like you have taken very good care of your Saturn inasmuch as it has 276,000 miles and taking it back to the same place where you have had service over the years would make it easier as they would have all the maintenance records. If you have any maintenance records be sure to take them with you.

Judy Curry, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing at Currys Auto Service Hi Roy! wow- quite impressive mileage you have on your car! I hope this is a testament on how long a car can last if you take good care of it! I would check around to see if there is a shop that would inspect your car for free. All of our 9 locations in Northern Virginia can do this for you. We do have a more comprehensive, pre-purchase inspection that has a minimal charge. I'm sure you'll be able to find someone to perform a courtesy check and help prioritize and needed and possibly future repairs. Good luck and I hope you get to keep this car for many more years! Best, Judy Curry Curry's Auto Service

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Roy, You can search on out website for a female friendly dealership, that hopefully is in your area. Give them a call for a full point inspection quote, I would have your wife call and mention AskPatty if they are a certified female friendly dealership through our website. Your Saturn may require a standard tune-up (i.e.) spark plugs, wires, fuel filter/system flush, transmission service these are typically on high mileage vehicles. All maintenance repairs are not required to be performed at the same time, to save you money you can do monthly if that suites best. This may be a better option versus a car payment! Hope this helps! Thank You for writing into AskPatty A. J. Valle

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