Ok, an update... The engine is hooped, and to get this car running again I need a new engine, no doubt about it. My mechanic has sourced a used motor, with ~160000 km on it (70000 less than the existing engine), and has told me it will run me approximately $6000 canadian to get it shipped, installed, and get it running.
In your opinion, is this worth it? I still owe about $9000 on it (Line of credit), so another $6k is kinda steep, especially for a used engine. Should I do it, with hopes I can get some more use out of it and then perhaps trade or sell it, or should I cut my losses?
I just don't know what to do... I love this car, but I don't know if it's worth it... Anyone have any idea what black book would be on it, good condition, manual...
Let me know.