Originally Posted by Blownville
Sounds like a lot to me, but I like the waranty. Where are you located? There are a lot of Bonnes around me for 3k or less. Check your local Craigslist.com for one or parts.
I'm in the Denver area of Colorado. I've been checking on Autotrader, and Bonnes with less than 100k miles for a '96 to '98 average somewhere around 4500 or so.
It'* definitely not cheap to fix it at 3K, but I have a newer transmission, alternator, UIM, radiator, etc. If I get a warranty on the engine, the car will be good for a few more years.