Use motor


#1

i have a 2001 saturn l200.i was told today my car motor was no good from a machanic.he told me he cud get me a use motor for about $500 and it haves about 150.000 miles on it.sould i take this use motor or get me a newer motor.


#2

150K ona motor is a big crap shoot.


#3

the motor has been test and everthing was good


#4

Are those your only two options?


#5

yep.and i don’t have money for a better motor


#6

What kind of warranty on the motor? The issue is that this motor could go 5K more miles or 50+K miles. You won’t know until you have invested in the motor and accompanying labor.


#7

Then why ask if you should get a newer one, if you can’t?


#8

i just don’t know what to do.that’s why i ask about getting that use motor and see if you thank that’s a good idea


#9

What is wrong with your motor? Why does it need replacing?


#10

the machanic said the rids was worn out and he find alot of metal in oil pan and said it would be best to replace the motor


#11

Does the $500 include installation? If not how much is the full repair?


#12

500 for motor and 300 for installation


#13

That is not a bad price. You still risk a bad motor installed as 150k is a lot and these Saturn motors are not known for longevity as you found with you yours.

How much budget for another car beyond the $800 you are considering spending?