Originally Posted by Hans
these engines cost $500-$1200 in your area from the jy'* btw. I'm guessing install is around $800ish. I dont see why you would want to put a $4200 engine in a car that is only worth just over $4200.....
Yea, that is a very good point. I was given a price of 2500 to put in a used engine with 52,000 miles on it and a ninety day warranty. For an additional $1700 I can get a rebuilt installed that has a 3 yr 100,000 warranty. Since I'll be keeping it for at least another three years, it'* worth the extra 1700. If I just based my decision on the current value of the car, I'd put a used engine in it, sell it and buy a new one. Then I'd have 3 years of car payment. I know there are numerous ways to look at it. I just hate paying interest on an asset that is depreciating. I figure the 4200 I'm getting ready to sink into this puppy is about 8-9 months worth of car payments (for the car I would purchase).