Hello All,

I’ve been connected here for years but never much of a poster. Now looking to exit my relationship with the 2004 V8 I bought new. It needs a lot and I’m hoping to hear from knowledgeable people whether it is now worth less than the cost to fix it, and any suggestions.

I’ve contacted a couple of car buying services and without them even knowing yet about the extent of the issues (at first they just asked if it ran or not), they valued the car at such a low number it wouldn’t buy gas for a month.


Driver door mechanism is broken, won’t open from either side.

Hood release mechanism is broken.

Battery died and can’t get at it because of the above.

Flex sections of exhaust went bad, which is why I ignored it which led to these other issues.

Any useful info and comments are appreciated, thanks!