As many of you know mrs. Taco bought her first civic many years ago. Well I noticed last week the valve cover gasket is leaking baad and the brakes are really shaky at higher speeds. Rotors and gasket both need to be replaced with new. This is the start of replacing stuff here and there to keep it running right. This car has NEVER given us problems until now. It's an 01 Civic (really clean inside and out) with 120,000 miles. Should I be looking into a newer used car we can payoff quickly or a new one which will suit our needs for kids,outdoor stuff for triathalons and in the long run? I can get a good deal on a TL, TSX, and other used vehicles that we get on the lot. I want to stay with Honda/Acura for a car but Subaru if I choose an SUV. Any suggestions guys?