I just spent $620 getting my exhaust fixed (again) this weekend. This sucks because I just looked up the value of my car on kelly blue book and for private party sale it is worth about $4000. For trade in it is even less at $2900. This is VERY sad. I've probably spend close to $3000 fixing things on the car since I bought it in 2001. But I paid like $18,000 for the car. Why is buying a car such a rip off?