I'll try to make this as short as possible. I own a 1996 Ford Taurus LX. It has 151,000 miles on it. The car mechanic I trust quoted me $1,100 out the door price to fix it up. He's the owner of the auto shop by the way. A month ago the owner of the apartments I live in hit the back of my Ford Taurus with his snow plow. The appraiser came out and gave me the value of my Ford Taurus $1,700 and to fix up the damaged part of the car came to be $750 dollars. I was kind of shocked that my Ford Taurus would be worth that kind of money. I got a check in the mail a few weeks ago for $750 from the insurance company. I don't know why I still signal when I'm changing lanes to the right or making a right turn. The rear tail lights are fully broken lol. Time is running short. It's due for safety and emissions in March. I just need some advice on what to do with my vehicle. Fix it up or replace it? The private car sales I have seen have had good prices. But I don't want to get a car and spend a fortune to fix it up.I've been down that road before some years ago. I don't want anything fancy either. Just a reliable car to drive me from point A to point B. Not looking for a car loan either. That's out of the question. Thanks in advance.