Stuck in 5th

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Mon Sep 10 22:00:27 EDT 2007

Paul Luevano wrote:
> Decisions, decisions....
> Well, the car needs a new transmission.  The mechanic has found one,
> and
> it telling me parts, labor, etc.., about $2500.
> Now, I need to decide if it is worth putting this kind of money into this
> 16 year old, 214K miles, car.  I like this car a lot, other than the AC
> needing a charge, nothing else wrong with it.
> But, I can pick up a comparable 200 for ~$3000, so I just don't know.

Maybe, but would it really be comparable?  The new car might have 
unseen problems, making it a $3500 or $4000 car. "The devil you know..."

Kent McLean
'91 200 TQA #1, for sale
'91 200 TQA #2, no name yet
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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