1997 Nissan Altima

Transmission problem
1997 Nissan Altima 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 112K miles

I have a '97 Nissan Altima w/ an automatic transmission. The car will no longer go into reverse and does not shift into 2nd gear. Would it be cheaper to buy a rebuilt transmission or get mine fixed? I took it to a auto repair shop and they want to charge me $500 just to " look" at. What should I do?
April 8, 2008.

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