I have a 2002 Hyundai Accent. My transmission died. I got the car into the shop, and am looking at a used transmission. The shop is offering to put in a transmission with 32k miles for $2260 plus tax (in MA) with a one-year warranty on parts & labor.
I’ve seen used transmissions online with about 20-30k miles on them with a one-year warranty (for the part) for about $450 (including shipping and tax). The shop will put this in for $756 but won’t warranty the labor.
Either way, I won’t have my car until Tues/Weds next week, which means I’ll have to rent a car for a couple of days, and add a few hundred bucks to the mix.
I can’t afford a new car. I have 106k on this car (which I love and is perfect for all my needs), and had every intention of it lasting to a minimum of 200k miles. I’m also broke (like everyone) and $1200 is better than $2200 any day of the week, but not if I’ll have to cough up another $756 to fix the cheaper transmission.
Any suggestions on what’s the better plan?