We need our car fixed but do not have the funds to fix it. Our paycheck goes to paying the house payment and bills, by the time everything is paid nothing is left. We have even remove our cable, cell phones, and home phone to try and save money but the savings are not enough. We have a 5 year old daughter and a house payment that must be paid. We were told to fix the car it would be $2,000. which would last us another 5-6 years. The car has 226k miles on it and needs a new engine and transmission which is what the $2,000 is for. The shop is a friend of a family member and is willing to do it for cheap otherwise it would be in the $4-$5k range. The engine and transmission is coming off a car in a wreck that had 67k miles on it. The parts are in great working order we just need the money to buy them and have them installed.
At the current rate of travel from work to home the car is only going to make it another 4-5 months. Its already shaking really bad from 45 to 65 MPH which we were told was from the transmission going.