They say it's cheaper to have older cars than new ones. I haven't had a new car in a very long time. I do have two aging cars that seem to be spending most of their time at the local mechanic. Last week it was a throttle assembly. Tomorrow one of them will get new spark plus and a transmission flush. Will it ever end? I doubt it.
Whether I need two of them, that may be the real question. It's nice to have a backup car. Tomorrow, with my car in the shop I still have a car to go places. On the flip side of that--twice the registration fees and more insurance.