Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Lexus ES 300 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 45000 miles
In a recent visit to my Lexus dealer, I was advised to replace the drive belt. My lexus is in excellent condition and has received regular maintenance. He said that because my car was 11 years old, it could snap at any time and "freeze" my engine. The cost of replacing the drive belt would be $1800; the cost of replacing the engine would be 10 times the cost of the drive belt. Recommended drive belt replacement is 90000 miles or six years whichever comes first. Should I spend the money to have the drive belt replaced now? If so, is the quoted price reasonable? Should I look into purchasing a new vehicle. I was thinking about the Mercury Mariner. What are your thoughts on the Mariner. As a senior citizen, I need some guidance. Thank you.
have the same problem?
Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 12:33 PM