Why trade it in?
IF you want it fixed first, then take it into an auto repair shop that is capable of repairing it.
I would suggest calling a couple shops from here and discussing it with them or make an appointment.
Expect to pay an hours worth of shop rate or so for troubleshooting. If you want to post what they find we can help to interpret or give our opinion as it goes along. No doubt there are bad people in this industry, but many are not.
There is something causing a rich mixture that is melting down the cat is what it sounds like to me.
It will create a second problem if it is not addressed.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 7:38 PM