What should I do?
I have a 1991 1.2 Nissan Micra, it's done about 56,000 miles and has been a good car, until recently. Over the past 4 months the head gasket has gone twice and as you can imagine that's cost me quite a bit. Just before Christmas it died again and the garage have told me it's now in such a bad state they are looking for a second hand engine to put in it. They have told me this will cost me about Â£450. So, my question is: is it worth paying more to keep it going; if I do get it fixed, will it be worth Â£450 if I part ex it, or should I cut my losses, scrap it and buy a new-ish second hand car?
The first blown head gasket, I would say, was just the way the cookie crumbles but the second suggests an incompetent garage. My only thought would be, any further depreciation will be very small and cars are evolving at the moment so I would hang on to the present one and change garage. Unless of course there are other known issues waiting in the wings.
I never looked at it that way. Good advice, thanks.