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[ Maintenance & Repairs ] Open Question : Should I replace my car?

I have this 2006 Ford Escape. It’s been a decent first car that I’ve had for almost 6 years. But my life has changed so much it’s basically the family car now. My girlfriend and i had a child two years ago and currently we have a newborn. We fit in it fine but lately I’ve had to have a lot of repairs on it as it’s has close to 250 thousand miles. No serious rust yet and the engine and transmission are fine. My issue is I don’t have much in savings for a car because of the kids and we just bought a house last year. And if I did I could only spend the same I bought this for 4 thousand dollars. I could squeeze a small monthly car note but I worry I won’t be able to save anything. What would you suggest? Fix or replace?

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