Should I replace my Subaru Outback 2.5L engine?
I live in SF Bay area. The mechanic said he could install an engine for $750 and his contact quoted $2,800 for a rebuilt engine which includes new belts/parts and 1 year warranty or $2,300 for a used engine with 83K miles on it (no new belts) and a 6 month warranty. I also see on Ebay used engines for around $1,300 including delivery to the shop. What should I do?The car has a salvage title due to a kid's accident last year when I spent 7K of insurance money from it being "totaled" and had it rebuilt because the car has sentimental value (last car of my late husband). The car currently has 103K miles on it. I really need some good advice.
My advice would be the rebuild,you will know you have a like new engine with better warranty and original to the car,the used one you don,t know what and how it has been kept up,and is not original to the car.
You allready have engine that is in car,it can be rebuilt .
Only spend money on it if you like it an plan on keeping it. With the salvage title it is not worth much at all but I understand the sentimental attachment. If it is a keeper go with a rebuilt engine.
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