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Engine Mayhem. Infiniti G35.

hdspicehdspice Posts: 2
edited October 2014 in INFINITI
My ever so faithful car has been paid off for some time and only required the usual maintenance (which the dealer has always performed). Monday I went to start my car...it coughed and coughed about 15 times and started with a cloud of smoke. It was towed to the dealership. I received dreadful news--a new or used engine is needed ($15K or 10K, respectively). I nearly had a breakdown.

Later, I got a call from the "retention" manager. He wanted to discuss my options: lease or buy a new car. He's willing to give me $9K value on my car.

I haven't the slightest clue of what to do? I've never leased or purchased an used car. Please advise...the Colorado weather is unpredictable. Thanks!

Comments

  • Left out the ENGINE par...sure you guess that. There is plenty of oil and no oil leak.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Bummer. Even with labor, the replacement engine cost sounds high. It's a pain trying to tow a car around for a second opinion but you may want to do some net research on "crate" engines and call for some prices. Those VQ engines have a great reputation too, sorry to read about yours.

    (I edited your post btw - you can edit posts yourself for 4 hours after posting).
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