Hello guys, I have a 2007 Ford Focus SE with 88,000 miles on it. I owned the car for 7 years now with no problems. I live in Iowa, so there are a lot of salt on the road. I was recently at my local mechanic. He told me that the Front Engine Cradle Subframe is rotted out. We looked under the car and there was 3+ inch holes around the middle and we can poke a screwdriver through it. I told him if we can still fix it. The next day, he contacted the local ford manufacturer/dealer and was told that the part is obsolete. He told me that if I repair the car, it might cost a lot such as Part+ Labor or opening a can of worms (finding more problems).
So the questions is, should I put money on repairs for a used junkyard engine cradle (if I can find a good condition used one) or just get another car?