Am I too emotionally attached to my car? If so how do I detach myself?

I have a very old and ailing Volvo 740 station wagon... I have had the car since I was 16 and I am almost 21 now - I have taken such good care of the car, but my baby isn't in as good a shape as I want it... I have financial problems, but I am treating the car almost like a sick child... I am willing to... show more I have a very old and ailing Volvo 740 station wagon... I have had the car since I was 16 and I am almost 21 now - I have taken such good care of the car, but my baby isn't in as good a shape as I want it...

I have financial problems, but I am treating the car almost like a sick child... I am willing to spend thousands of dollars to do an overhaul etc. rather than spending that same amount of money on a new car... Am I being irrational?
Update: I have no "people" in my life... btw... the car is all I got...
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