For 5k you can buy another trep so no i would not put that kind of money into replacing it with another 2.7.
I fully appreciate that and agree with you, trying to explain that to my 'sis is darn near impossible.
I just got off the phone with her mechanic, here are the facts;
The car is worth $2K
new engine installed is $5,250
rebulit tranny is $2,800
Other issues, computer, etc. may exist.
there are lots of cheap cars on craigslist in her area, she wants nothing to do with a car that will get her around that has a few dents and bumps and tor seats....a little Duct tape fixes the seats and live with it girl...but nooo, can't be seen driving something like that....
No matter what happens, it comes outa MY pocket, as said, she is broke..
Poor Princess, tough love time?
Silence is golden, duct tape is silver...