Hi, i dont know much about cars, just looking to hear other opinions… bought purchased what i thought was a good deal from an auction. (i didn’t go personally, but a trusted friend buys/sells from auctions). so i had my mechanic look at it, and he is estimating about $1800 in repairs. The car also needs a few small things to pass NY inspection as well. The major repairs are: timing belt, water pump, driving belt,front & cam shields, and a few small things like bulbs etc…the person i purchased it from purchased a warranty ($400) that includes engine and transmission problems for the next 90 days. I am trying to get in touch with the company now to see if any of the estimate items are covered. I hope so, or I can at least get a refund as I don’t want to have to move the car to a new mechanic for these repairs.
My questions are:
-Would you recommend fixing these things? Do they add significant life to the vehicle? Or did I just get duped. I was told that the timing belt was OK by two individuals before purchasing. My guess is it doesn’t have visual damage.
-Are you familiar with these types of warranties? Are they bogus? Should I cut my losses?
Interested in getting some other opinions.