Hi, we are trying to decide if it's worth it to replace the engine in our minivan. We purchased the car used 2 yrs ago, private party, with about 140k miles, for several hundred below blue book b/c the radiator needed replacement. We had the car thoroughly checked over, found oil leak, and unfortunately the engine seized on us before we ever fixed the problem.
The interior is in very good condition, no rust (car was in mild climate before, but we now live in a cold climate where rust is a big problem), good body/paint with only a couple minor dents. Transmission in great condition. New brakes all around, new radiator & hoses, ran smooth & quiet, window regulators were replaced (they tend to break). A/C & heat work very well.
Any thoughts on how much its worth it to spend the money to fix it? The only other work left is a ty-rod? Repair. We are trying to hold off buying a late model minivan for another year or two.
Any help appreciated! THanks
Monday, January 16th, 2006 AT 7:26 PM