I bought my 96 Cougar with 98,000 on it in 2001. I now have 108,000 on it. The intake manifold has cracked, the front end is all screwed up...i.e. brake rotor warpage, groaning-grinding noise when i turn sometimes and a shaky steering wheel. Transmission problems blah blah blah....its the same ol story. But I really do enjoy the car...just not the price its gonna be just to keep it running somewhat like new. Should I sell it, or should I just deal with it and try to keep good thoughts about it.