I’ve just been informed that my 2010 Nissan Maxima with 130k miles has a bad transmission - a $6,000 repair. The problem is that - if I’m lucky - this car is only worth $6,000 itself. However, minus the transmission, it is in pristine condition and fully loaded - every possible option, which is extremely hard to find in this model, and I love driving it.
My question is, should I repair it? I think I know the answer to this…
If not, what are my options? I can’t sell a vehicle with no transmission, right? Definitely can’t trade it in. How much could I get at a salvage yard? I’m trying to get Nissan to cover the repair since its only 1 month and a few thousand miles out of the extended transmission warranty. Otherwise I feel screwed. I could have gotten $6k for this car before last week. Suggestions?