I have a 1999 Honda CR-V w/189,000 miles on it. Stalled on freeway at 65 mph, all dash lights came on, car died and I coasted to roadside. Towed to shop-says timing belt broken. Last Thursday I was driving on freeway at 65 mph, car made a whirling noise under hood and then suddenly all dash lights came on, car died and I coasted to roadside. Had AAA tow it to a shop where they asked me if I tried to turn it over since it died. I said I did once or twice but it didn't start. They said that I had a broken timing belt and since I have an interference engine, they were almost certain that the valves were bent and possibly the pistons were shot as well. They said for 2-1/2 hrs work (around $279.00), they could 'scope' the lower part of the engine where the pistons were, to see if they were bad. If they were bad, along with bent valves, it would cost me approx. $2000 - $2500 for them to repair. I am a female, working a part time job, have no cash to do this and my guy friends I asked told me that I should not sink that much money into repairing a vehicle this old.A couple of friends offered to lend me some money, but I am really torn about what to do. I also do not qualify for any decent new car loan and even if I did, I cannot make car payments right now as money is SO TIGHT. I wrote up and ran an ad on Craig's List today, telling what's wrong with the car, asking $1000 for it. I got responses from 10 guys within the first two hours stating they have cash in hand and would buy it right now. I was thinking I could invite them all over to the repair shop and do a sort of lottery---whoever's name I drew first would get to buy the car. What would you advise about the whole thing? P.S. I have no spare car to drive and am depending upon the mercy of friends for rides and to borrow their car. I am a professional with a great college degree and was making good money in the corporate world for 25 years. During this economic turn-down I lost my job, as losing my home, was in a serious car accident and have had to change careers, and now my car has blown up. I have no family and am not married, nor did I have children. Thank you, Linda.
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Sunday, June 14th, 2015 AT 11:10 AM