Originally Posted by passing
you need a new mechanic if you spent 6k on regular (extended) maintenance items.
I do all of my own work, I've pulled the trans twice, replaced the flywheel once in hopes it would fix the chattering, it didn't, replaced it again when I did the clutch.
I can't tell you how many of these little things have gone wrong, electrical gremlins being the big ones.
As of right now, I find myself spending just about the same money on my car just trying to keep it going, hence why I thought of doing this. I have some time to decide just exactly what I am going to do, and I'm not in a huge rush to sell my car. I can keep saving in the mean time. I do know however that this car is just not rewarding in any way to own, I've lost the joy in driving it. It sounds stupid to say but having a car I enjoy is something that I've always turned to cheer me up, nothing quite as soothing as you and the car windows down on a blast on the back roads, I'm sure some of you know what I'm talking about.