I am in a bit of a pickle. My 99 Pathfinder has 146,707 miles on it, and has been, well, used rather roughly. The wear is starting to show, very much so. It is getting to the point where I am not sure whether it is worth it to try to fix it, or if I should move on, buy another R50 and transfer mods over so I will be ensured a more reliable vehicle for the future. Here is what I know is wrong with it:
Rear suspension needs completely rebuilt
Front suspension needs completely rebuilt
Passengers side slider mounts are trashed, and drivers side are weak, will require welding on the unibody to repair.
The unibody structure itself is beginning to show signs of fatigue.
There are emissions related issues, including EGR, IACV, untraceable EVAP, exhaust manifold and catalytlc converter problems.
Whichever way I go, I will need to replace the rear coils and tires, so I am not taking that into account. I know that the truck itself is not worth what it will cost me to repair it on an open market, though the sentimental value of it is high enough to me to warrant me wanting to fix it, or build another Pathy the same way, especially if I could start with a Pathfinder that has ALL of the standard features that I wish mine had.
The only way I would do this is if I could find a suitable replacement, 1997-1999 Old Style Pathfinder, 4x4, SE with the black pack, sport package and premium package, with fewer miles than mine has, no rust, under $6,000.
I could probably repair my truck for less than $4,000, but with the unibody showing signs of fatigue, it seems to me that it's only a matter of time before something major fails and the vehicle becomes unsafe to drive.
I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance that it's not worth it to fix mine, and that it would be silly to just dump it and buy something different, with all of the mods that I have done, especially since I can buy another one, and transfer over the mods.
Thoughts? Ideas? Am I totally crazy?