We have a ford se taurus wagon bought new in 2000. We need a new transmission, and while money is not abundant, we could repair it (all else is great with the car, having always taken good care of it) or buy a new car(that's all my husband will entertain...) at the lowest we can, rather than choosing one we like... ie: about $15000 to 17000. Believe me, we really don't want to..as money comes in in chunks rather than paychecks for the self employed, never knowing when the next contract can come... Ball park figures..how much would it cost to repair our 2000, or should be just give it up...it's had a good life and move on sort of thing?
Country: United StatesMake: FordModel: Taurus SEYear: 2000
nothing...sitting in the driveway after the tow....
Hello and welcome to Just answer, In most cases you would not want to rebuild the transmission as it isnt cost effective. In most cases providing you want to keep the car you far better off to replace the Unit wit a remanufacured transmission. You can usuall purchase on for about $1000 to $1500 give or take a few hundred depending on market pricing in your area. The labor to install the trans runs right at 7 hour. That being said, replacement is much cheaper that replacing the car. Please note, your Deposit doesn't constitute a payment. Please be sure to rate OK SERVICE, GOOD SERVICE OR EXCELLENT SERVICE/3-5 STARS/SMILEY FACES to complete transaction or ask for more help by clicking REPLY TO EXPERT. Positive feedback is always appreciated. Please note that if you have a subscription service you still need to to rate OK SERVICE, GOOD SERVICE OR EXCELLENT SERVICE/3-5 STARS/SMILEY FACES , however you are not charged again. Thank you.Please note the 1 to 2 faces(POOR AND BAD SERVICE) are a negative rating. Before choosing one of these, please reply first so that I can further help you. Thank you, Ron.
So if this was your car....but you also had the 15-17 thousand (ugh) available....you'd replace the transmission? If we went with a new car....other than a ford...can't afford those anymore....what new car would you look towards? Thanks for your advice...
If it was mine, I would keep the car and replace the transmission as you have many more years of driving time left in the car and the $15,000 would look much better in your bank account. Anytime you buy a good used car there is still always the gamble you could end up with more problems. At least with your 2000, you know the car. Im a bit prejudice as I would never own anything but a Ford and Ford has many very nice cars on the Market to choose from .
argh, my husband just reminded me to tell you that the undercarriage has rust and he had to have them plate(sheet metal?) it for last years inspection and feels it probably will need it again, and again. Still same answer? Last question, I promise! Thanks for your great answers.....
Now that does change the dynamic , when it come to rust he is right, it never goes away and will only get worse so ye, now im on board to replace the car. You are not going to get much money out of it wit a bad transmission and the rust but my be time to cut your losses.
35 years working on Ford, Lincolns and Mercs.