I have a 1998 Legacy 2.5 GT with under 100K miles and the engine just seized up on me. For the past few months it was misfiring regularly, lighting the check engine light constantly with the code saying misfire on 3 and 4 (I replaced the coil). Then it started making a grinding noise and three minutes later it was dead. I'm finding the decision to fix it or not difficult because there aren't rebuilt engines available and a used engine seems the only reasonable option but they're around $1,500 to $2,000 for an engine with about 100K miles on it, plus labor. A new short block only with my existing head may be an option, but still very expensive. I'd spend $3,000 total on a rebuilt or low mileage engine, but is it worth $3,000 to install some random used engine with over 100K miles on it? Do I have other options? I'd hate to be so wasteful and junk a car with less than 100K on it. Thanks.
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