Should I put a new transmission in a 15 year old car?

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Asked by Nov 17, 2015 at 12:16 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 pontiac sunfire with a blown transmission in it. Is it worth
investing $3000 in a car like this or should I scrap it and get a different used
car?

8 Answers

16,535

I would definitely recommend taking your $3,000, and getting another car, this time look at an Asian car.

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16,535

I had an old 1995 Honda Accord EX with 150,000 miles and the original transmission. Did your car even have 150,000 miles on it?

148,655

First of all, you need not pay $3000 for a transmission. Then it depends on mileage on engine, has it had proper maintenance, i.e. is it a good engine. Then maybe. I will look up what it costs to replace transmission

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The engine has 143000 mile on it and seems in decent condition. There is a slow oil drip coming from the upper mail plug, the AC unit needs replacing, and it needs new tires. I was quoted 2300 for a used transmission and labor, but with some other extras and incidentals I was budgeting 3k overall

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148,655

We were posting at the same time Mark. Anyway, you can get a good used trans for $500 or so, a rebuilt (good as new) for $1100, labor maybe $800. Even using $100/hour labor figure, it does not take all day to R&R a transmission. So it should be more like under $2,000. Whomever quoted you $3,000is trying to rip you off. But we need to go back to engine... only you know that - if it's worth it. KBB puts it at $2,002 in 'good' condition. If I were in your position I would not begin a money-pit. I agree with Mark, use whatever money you have on another car

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Best Answer
148,655

$2300 is WAY too much to pay for a used transmission -installed. Don't do it

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222,925

Scrap it!

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16,535

denger23- your call, these cars have a not so hot record of repairs, see this attachment below,

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