1994 Camry XLE w/ 134K

#1

Not sure what I should do about my car. I need a new transmission.



I have a few options:



From the Dealer : a new transmission costs $3500

From Aamco: a rebuilt transmission cost $1800

From Ebay: a used transmission costs $450 (never know)

A used car: costs about $10K - $12K



Boyfriend says go for the Ebay… fix the car up… sell it (maybe get $2 K ) and use that on a down for a used car.



I’m just on the fence… I like the car, but it is getting older.



That said, it is a SUPER well maintained car. I do everything I’m supposed to do and keep it running well.



I’d put $2k-3K in it if I thought I’d get another 20K miles out of it.



I just drive local… Maybe 700 miles a month.

#2

Rebuild the transmission at an independent transmission shop.

#3

Boyfriend says go for the Ebay… fix the car up… sell it (maybe get $2 K ) and use that on a down for a used car.

Well you could do that, and you might be buying a car with all the same problems that your current car has. Unless you like making car payments, I suggest a local independent transmission shop. Maybe your local mechanic can recommend one. Other wise you will just end up making a lifetime of car payments.