Wednesday the cheap mechanics returned from holidays and we started getting quotes to replace the head gasket & timing belt. They ranged from $1300 to $750 & the cheapest was a mobile mechanic so we wouldn’t need a tow. He was out first thing Thursday morning and as soon as he started removing parts he found more and more problems (genuine). He stopped quickly so as not to waste our money and gave us our options. Repairs were going to cost upwards of $3000 and more problems were likely.
The car cost us $3800 about 2 years ago and the mechanic recommended a new car (he even gave us some advice).
So as the title suggests we are getting a new car. We always buy cheap bombs so we have never had a car for more than a few years meaning we have had a lot of cars in the 30 years since my boyfriend started driving (I married my high school sweetheart and its 24 years married now). But there are only three that I have really grown attached too. Dizzy is by far the sweetest car I’ve known and he still looks great. But if a mechanic says he wouldn’t keep him for free what chance have we got.
Bye Bye Dizzy, we will always love you!