1999 Honda CR-V clutch - replace or sell with 143K?
Hi all! I have a 1999 Honda CRV (standard not automatic) with 143K+ miles on it and the clutch needs to be replaced. First of all, I bought this car with 11 miles on it and have well maintained it for the last 14 plus years. Secondly, I now live in Brooklyn, NY where a car is not necessarily needed. Finally, the best mechanic I found in the area is charging $1100 after I just put $400 to replace 2 leaking cylinders which we hoped was the issue in the immediate. However, he did advise that a new clutch will be needed soon and, in fact, the clutch began to slip soon after leaving the garage. (FTR This is the first time I had to replace it.)
I am wondering, if I do replace the clutch, how much MORE I am in for going forward. She is a great and reliable car that has had only maintenance repairs including a timing belt plus replacing a catalytic converter, oxygen sensors, and the exhaust pipe underneath. New tires just this spring. (Side note: The mechanic offered me $600 for her. Ha!)
Basically, I love having a car (and this car in particular) but I do not want a money pit going forward and since I CAN exist without one... should I sell and be done with it? Or get her fixed and roll the dice?
Any old time CRV owners have advise? Thanks!