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    2003 DTS with 205k miles/Keep driving or sell before head gasket problem

    I don't have any reason to think I have a current problem with the head gasket. I don't mind the occasional repairs needed to keep this high miler on the road. But I'd rather sell it for around $3k while it still runs okay versus waiting until the head gasket goes and not being worth fixing. I'm wondering is it inevitable for it to go?

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    Re: 2003 DTS with 205k miles/Keep driving or sell before head gasket problem

    Quote Originally Posted by DIS DTS View Post
    I don't have any reason to think I have a current problem with the head gasket. I don't mind the occasional repairs needed to keep this high miler on the road. But I'd rather sell it for around $3k while it still runs okay versus waiting until the head gasket goes and not being worth fixing. I'm wondering is it inevitable for it to go?
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    with 200,000+ miles on the car -
    I think the $3000 value mark has already past you by -

    failed head gaskets are NOT inevitable -
    just continue maintaining and driving it -

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    Re: 2003 DTS with 205k miles/Keep driving or sell before head gasket problem

    Quote Originally Posted by DIS DTS View Post
    I'm wondering is it inevitable for it to go?
    Possible, yes. Inevitable, no. I don't plan on selling mine.................. especially after seeing your mileage.

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    If the HG was going to fail, my guess is that it would have done so long before now.

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    Re: 2003 DTS with 205k miles/Keep driving or sell before head gasket problem

    2003 DTS, 200Kmiles. Get rid of it NOW. (I'll give you $760 in 20's and drive it away tomorrow.)

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    Re: 2003 DTS with 205k miles/Keep driving or sell before head gasket problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    ....(I'll give you $760 in 20's...)
    The math fails.....

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    Re: 2003 DTS with 205k miles/Keep driving or sell before head gasket problem

    Fixed !!!

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    Re: 2003 DTS with 205k miles/Keep driving or sell before head gasket problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    2003 DTS, 200Kmiles. Get rid of it NOW. (I'll give you $760 in 20's and drive it away tomorrow.)
    If I was going to sell it for $760, it'd be to you or Ranger for all of your help over the years. THANKS

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    Re: 2003 DTS with 205k miles/Keep driving or sell before head gasket problem

    I wouldn't sell it, there is no guarantee of bad heads, if its never overheated especially. Everything has minor repairs here and there. I have the hardest time convincing woman in my family you have to invest to keep a good car running.

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    Is the price of selling it really worth it?
    Doesn't seem like it to me...... My sts is worth may be 8,000 at the most from a sucker but I wouldn't take under 10
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