Hi Scotty, need an opinion on whether or not I should get a repair or just get another car. Last year bought a cheap 2000 Chevy Prizm for $1750, 167,000 miles same insides as a 2000 Corolla. Needed…

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Hi Scotty, need an opinion on whether or not I should get a repair or just get another car. Last year bought a cheap 2000 Chevy Prizm for $1750, 167,000 miles same insides as a 2000 Corolla. Needed some work and did a fair amount myself parts are cheap since you get Toyota parts. Had to get the cat replaced for $350 and code p0420 has not come back since.

The car has a problem now where there is some front end wear and shakes while driving at higher speeds where either the motor mounts or struts need to be replaced or both. Thinking motor mounts because engine jumps a little when shifting from reverse to drive and back (automatic). Was quoted by a shop 800 assuming all four mounts needed to be replaced. The only other issue is the car squeals when you turn the wheels coming out of park during a cold start but otherwise the car seems fine and it’s Toyota innards so it should last right? Live in Austin TX no rust damage.

My wife thinks I’m crazy I might spend 800 to fix this car but I think if I could get another two years out of this thing. Do you think that is worth it?