Our civic has a blown head gasket $1800 from the dealer
Overall the car has been maintaned well, but it's also got 135k miles on it. Not a ton for a Civic, but not really sure I want to dump $1800 into it when I can get a newer one for $9k with only 50k miles.
It will also need a clutch replaces probably in the next year or two, which is another $1k
We have no car payments, which I like...
1- what would you do? Trade-in for a used with much less miles with a small monthly car payment
2- Trade-in, clear the code and let it be the problem for the dealer that takes it (dishonest I know)
3- keep it, put out $1800 and ride it out till it's done
Mind you, I don't like debt and no monthly payment is nice. I'm just wondering, if it's really worth it when a newer one can be had for a small monthly payment.