My Toyota Corolla 97 seems to be on its last legs. It has 240k miles and the mechanic said it's better to sell it now than spend money on a regular basis trying to maintain it. Last week, the engine was leaking and it cost me $250, probably spent $800 so far this year for repairs. I'm thinking of getting a used truck because I'm going to conventions to sell my shirts. I'll probably be hauling tables, banners and of course the shirts. My budget is around $7k. What truck is the best for $7k ie gas, maintenance, etc? Also how much should I sell my Corolla for? Blue book value is around $1700 for the worst condition which I think might be...issues with the car...front passenger doesn't open, dent on driver door, paint is bad.