My RAV4 is two months out of warranty, and suddenly needs $5k worth of work. What should I do in this scenario? [more inside]
Diagnosing head gasket problem - do I really have to spend $1K here? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with a 2000 Subaru Legacy L wagon, specifically with the head gasket leaking or failing? [more inside]
Did this mechanic try to "trick" me into a repair that costs more than the car is worth? [more inside]
Found out last night that my car (96 Saturn with 108k miles) has a leaking head gasket, which will set me back about $1200. Before I spring for the repair, I want to be confident that the car will stick around long enough to be worth it. How long can you reasonably expect to keep a car on the road? Is this a sign that she's crossed the line into being an unreliable money sink?