Hi I recently acquired a 2011 mazda mazda 3 from a local reputable dealer when it had just over 19k miles on it. Less than a month in I find that my check oil light is coming on, so we filled it with about 2 qt of oil and about another week or so that was gone. We take it to the dealership, they “nipped the problem in the butt” so they said, but no less than 2 weeks later the check oil is coming back on. We took it back and after much complaining they said mazda approved me for a brand new engine.
Now, what I’m worried about is the rest of the car. I have a loan on the vehicle and I need it to last but if the engine is done at ~25k miles, how bad of shape can the rest of the car be in? We have brought it to the dealer and they inspected everything but the breaks and it was all supposedly in good shape
And also how will this affect my car’s value? I can see buyers being weary of a vehicle that needed an engine replacement in less than 25k miles. But at the same time I could see it might increase the value considering its a brand new engine directly from mazda and installed by a mazda dealer
What would you recommend I do in this situation?