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I need to have my Nissan repaired for RH Axel seal is leaking, lower control arms bushings spilt. Rear shocks need replacing. Is it worth repairing as my car has other issues. My c/d stereo is no longer working when I'm driving my car sounds like a snap crackle pop noise it comes and goes I can hear it on the freeway and driving around town. I've already put 2,500 in to it I bought it used it has 90,000 miles on it and don't know if it's best to buy a newer car? My gas mileage is 12 miles per gallon so I know something isn't right.

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at AskPatty.com

Hello, 
Thank you for writing in. The fact the vehicle is having this many problems at 90,000 miles is concerning. It sounds like the vehicle may have been driven hard and recklessly before you got it, or the vehicle may simply be a "lemon". If you haven't run a report on the vehicle's history based on the VIN, then you may want to start there in order to find its wreck and previous owner information, which could shed some light on the situation. I would personally start looking for a new vehicle. In the meantime, you may want to make a list of all the repairs you need and start to get quotes, so that you have a better idea of what you could potentially spend fixing it. Sometimes having the numbers right in front of you helps you make a better decision. Good luck!


LeeAnn Shattuck, Chief Car Chick at The Car Chick

Something definitely is wrong if you're only getting 12 miles to the gallon. The older Muranos were not as reliable, so I'm not surprised you're having issues. It sounds like you blown a speaker on the stereo, too. At this point, I would not dump any more money into it. If you can afford to buy something newer, you'll be better off in the long run.  If you would like to talk about


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