Bought my t-bird ten yrs. ago for $2100.00 at 75,000 miles.
LCA's, UCA's, strut rod bushings. $375.00 (Moog)
4 rotors, pads $340.00 (Bosch, Motorcraft)
Clean/clear headlamps $50.00 pr
Plug wires $115.00 (Motorcraft)
Plugs $25.00 (Autolite)
Driver/pass. interior door handle levers $30.00 (jy)
Oil filter adapter gasket $7.00 (Fel-Pro)
Intake t-fitting, yeah you know the one, $1.00 (jy)
4 BF Goodrich Traction T/A's ~$400.00
Battery 950cca $80.00
Car sits a 151,000 miles now. Total cost of parts $1423.00 No labor cost.
Alignment done twice $150.00
Oil changes, trans flush, filters, coolant, wipers etc... not withstanding...
$3673.00 over ten yr. period and 76,000 miles.
Liability insurance runs about $750.00 a year.