1988 Nissan Sentra 1.6L 2-Door Coupe.
Whew! The car itself has ~134,500 miles on it, the engine (from my old Nissan) has about 10,000 less than that, but with all the work done she should last another 100,000 or so hopefully (if not more considering the tranny is mostly new... knock on wood). It's kind of funny, actually; the engine at this point is the block from an '89, and the rest of the parts are about half from an '85 and half from an '88. Franken-engine!
I know that overall this isn't that much money for a car, but still, that being said, it's come to be a lot more expensive than I originally anticipated. These cars are little troopers but this one took some TLC (and cash. mostly cash.) to get into that sweet spot:
100.00 ... pre-purchase inspection
650.00 ... the car itself
61.14 ... Cash Advance fees (Lesson learned, don't do this. lol)
1,585.07 ... pull and drop engines, rebuild tranny, clutch parts&labor, bunch of other new parts
46.09 ... new oil, replace all fuses, PCV filter and some other small items
18.54 ... other minor items needed from an autoparts store
15.00 ... Emissions test (I passed)
127.08 ... new tabs and plates, plus fees & taxes related to sale [Licensing office]
398.39 ... replace vacuum lines, new spark plugs & fuel filter, valve adjustments
108.20 ... cost to fix the issue with the Fuel and Temp gauges not working - was 56$ minimum labor charge and the rest was tax and charge for the part. part was a voltage regulator / reducer in the dash instrument panel.
10.92 .. some minor stuff from NAPA Auto Parts
225.78 ... some more mechanic work
Total So Far = $3371.21 US
06/22/09 EDIT: Still haven't gotten Extended Warranty coverage
on it. Will be working on that soon...
Secondly I still have to get the tires switched out (last car had really nice tires on it, $400 because they are 85k tires and I got Siping done on them) and get the Alignment done.
Edited by Sduibek - 6/14/14 at 8:16pm