I am in desperate need of advice, our only vehicle needs a catalytic converter and transmission replaced. All the money we had planned on moving into a home with, will now be going to this. We were approved for an fha loan, so only 3% down and our price range would be about $3,000 for closing costs. It wouldn't be such a huge deal if I wasn't expecting a baby next month. Our apartment is too small for all of us but if we pay for all of these repairs we wont have enough to get out. The mechanic told us it will be $1200 for the converter and around the same or more for transmission. We have a 2006 Kia Rio
My questions are..
1. Are these repairs that HAVE to be done NOW?
2. Is this price fair or should it be less?
3.Are these repairs we could do on our own if we had someone with knowledge?
4.Would it be worth it to put this money into it or would it make more sense to trade the car in?
Answer by missanc at 7:15 PM on Feb. 11, 2011
Answer by psychicRaelene3 at 8:06 AM on Feb. 12, 2011
Answer by lstrickland at 5:50 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Answer by tasches at 12:05 AM on Feb. 13, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 9:35 PM on Feb. 13, 2011