Replace a corolla with slowly failing transmission


Asked by Jaymes Aug 07, 2019 at 09:57 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla with about 186,000. Recently was told that the
transmission is on it's way out. Not sure when that would be. May have an
option to buy a Scion XD with low miles for a good price from a family member
when the transmission completely fails. As much as I appreciate a good deal
for a reliable car, I think it's ugly and I want a chance for a sportier but more
functional car. Any advice? Any suggestions for something else? Considering
hatchbacks or cars with manual options. Would be nice if cheaper to maintain
and is fairly reliable. Probably have some time before I need to do this but
hoping for some thoughts.

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Thanks Jim! It's nice to hear a different side of this so I appreciate this insight. I'm curious, is it worse to keep running it until it completely fails or should I act sooner than later while it's still running? It is after all a Toyota so I'd expect it to keep for running for a bit longer. It's just tough to tell how long that might be. Again, thanks for the helpful insight! - Jaymes

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