If it is a in Interference fit engine (timing belt breaks, valves slap pistons either bending valves or punching holes in pitstons)
than it could be that expensive. I would shop around to other mechanics and see what others charge or you may look at replacing engine with a long block reman or low mileage salvage yard engine but when going with that option you would want to have timing belt changed before it goes in the car.
Most of these contours have a common ford engine and I would price it either way.
If you like the car and it is in good shape than it may be worth what ever route you choose but look at your options and maybe look at a different car and see if its really worth repairing this one.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 AT 11:43 PM