At 202,000 miles, my 2002 Saab 95 engine went out – the motor clanks and spews clouds of smoke. I want to replace the motor with a CarFax verified low mileage engine because I plan to keep the car for a few more years and give it to my son. My mechanic will charge around $900. But the engine prices vary on miles, of course. The lower mileage has higher prices, etc. A 35,000 miles motor is roughly $2,000. An 80,000 miles motor is roughly $1,700. At $17 per mile, using the low mileage motor, an 80,000 miles motor should be closer to $1,400.
My question is this – which motor should I purchase?