Should I buy a duplicate of my current car so I can use the duplicate for spare parts?
I own a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, and in spite of the car's mediocre reputation, I love it, and want to keep it running as long as possible. I know the basics of car maintenance and repair, and I'm thinking of buying a second Chevy Cobalt, parking it in my driveway under a tarp, and using it as needed to cannibalize parts to keep my original Cobalt running. I can buy a parts car for $800.
I think it would be cheaper in the long run to remove components from the parts car as needed than it would be to buy spare parts by themselves from eBay or junkyards. What do you think?