Car has been working fine but yesterday the transmission just wouldn’t engage. The engine was running fine. The shop (which I trust) said the transmission needed to be replaced and quoted $1650 for a new one. I’ve just been using it as my around town car so probably put about 5K miles on it a year at this point. It has small dent in the bumper and the interior is fine but old.
I’m tempted to replace the transmission because it is an easy (albeit expensive) solution, and less work (and money) than looking for another used car with an unknown history.
But does it make any sense? I’ve replaced the exhaust, tires and battery recently. When might the engine start giving me trouble?