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99 Forester L - oil leak, tires -- worth repair?
I have a 99 Forester I bought in 98 (new) with around 85000 miles. It's had all scheduled maint done at the dealer, except for the latest, where I've been worrying about the price and if other things will start breaking too, would it be more cost-effective to get a different car (I would buy used this time). Or which ones should I get fixed pronto, or should I just find an outside mechanic (worried about finding a good one...).
1. oil leak
2. vibrate while braking
3. throttle body dirty & throttle cable out of alignment
4. new tires needed
5. Replace air filter
Service rec'd (& estimate)
1. a. replace cam seals
b. oil pump reseal & access ports $480
c. replace timing belt $90
2. a. resurface front rotors $190
3. Full fuel system service $159
4. Tires ... would be the 3rd set if I get them. I'm guessing $600-$800 depending on if I can find a deal somewhere
5. Strangely no estimate for this?
So it's roughly a thousand bucks plus tires if I get it all done at the dealers service ...
What would you do? This is actually the first car I've ever owned so I guess I'm sort of attached to it. But money is really tight and I don't want to spend 1500 on it then have it again break something soon, or even worse die?