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If you have a weakness for old cars, keep in mind that no matter how reliable your used car dealer is or how great a shape your new old car is in when you buy it, things will go wrong. One of the scariest break-down scenarios is having your brakes go when you least expect it. Older cars have cracked brake hoses that leak brake fluid. Be sure to have your mechanic check the brakes every six months. In the meantime, keep a watchful eye on the brake light on the dash. If it lights up, get to a mechanic immediately. So, go ahead and buy that used Dodge Dart if you must, but stay on top of maintenance. You'll be safer and happier if you do.