Whats better? rebuilt or never been touched?
I am wondering what everyones opinion is on rebuilt vs never been touched. In otherwords, whats better, buying a 1996 car with rebuilt tranny or the same exact car with a tranny that works perfect but has n ever been touched (mileage and everything else beeing the same). Just for example say the car is a 96 intrepid with 110,000 miles on it, would it be better to have a perfect orginal tranny or a rebuilt one?
Now what about cars like ours where the tranny is somewhat of an achilles heel, same question.
When it comes to the engines, I would have to say (provided the timing belt has been changed), I would perfer a perfect running orginal over a rebuilt even at a higher mileage. However when it comes to the weak trannys, I was always under the impression that a rebuilt unit might get you more mileage in the long run, but lately I am not sure about that anymore.
Now whaty about older cars? Does your opinion change?