Purchased my Offroad new in '05 and hoped to keep it very long term. Chose to invest in significant repairs over the last year, only to have the transmission fail last week, effectively making it no longer worth repairing. I'm actually quite sad about it. (Also needs AC compressor, windshield, has fender rust, some frame rust, etc.) Undercoated but apparently not enough. It has 190K KM. New parts included muffler (3 weeks ago), AT tires, brake lines, tie-rod ends, welded transfer case, brake service, etc. Though I have a separate car for work, I've opted to press reset on my "very long term" Xterra ownership by getting a '11 S in incredible condition. It has 170K KM but extremely well dealer maintained on all suggested repairs. This one is manual transmission but even the same color (charcoal). Immediately I'll install a hitch (it's never towed) and put an extra leaf-spring in to haul my trailer. I'm hoping to keep the old one as a carcass to be able to pull parts off of for a while but not sure how long my wife will accept having an X graveyard in our yard. DIY transfers are likely to include: - Rockford Fosgate radio - - Fog lights, switch - Tires/wheels - Rack cross bars - Storage bin (may see about having 2 on the roof) - Possibly some interior parts Any other suggestions for migrations or parts that I should try to plunder from the old one before it gets sent off? I'm not equipped for any significant mechanic work but had envisioned having someone come to tear off parts if they were needed. Or should I find a longer term storage place for the old one just in case? Thanks for the help.