Hey Everyone! So I am at an impasse. I don’t like my current car. It is a 1999 Toyota Solara that just hit 200k miles. I have had the thing for 2 years now. I Spent $1700 on it. I haven’t had any real problems with it, but I have been anxious to get rid of it because: 1) It vibrates on the freeway and 2) The manual tranny is going out. The synchros are failing, and the thing grinds if I shift anything more than granny level. Here’s the problem. I have sunk of $3000 in this car over the last 2 years. Water pump, timing belt, axle, motor mount, all 4 shocks, plugs, gaskets, etc. But the dying tranny really hurts my confidence in the car. So I have been having wandering eyes. I spotted a 2004 Pontiac Vibe with 40,000 miles for 4K. I know those things are just rebadged Toyota Matrix’s. I haven’t looked over it yet because it is at the dealer and they are closed on Sunday’s. But I just don’t know whether to pull the trigger. I have thrown so much money into the Solara. Here’s the main consideration: Finances. I am kinda broke. I have just enough to buy the car outright, but I would have maybe $200 leftover. If finances were you primary consideration, what would you do in my case? Should I stick with the Solara? Or could the Vibe be a great investment long term? Would the 4K be enough to compensate for the shorter lifespan of the Solara? I just don’t know if the Solara will last 1 more year, or 5 more. If the vibe could go for 10 years, it may be a good deal, but should I let this deal go?