Troublesome Transmission

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Hi Bob,
What should I do with a Neon that no longer goes in reverse? I'm not mechanically inclined, and I am concerned about this problem. Will it cost me a lot of money to fix? Or is it not worth it? The car has 96,500 miles on it, and it runs fine forward. What should I do?
'95 Neon owner.

Hi Neon owner,
Well, you will need to do two things. First, determine the value of your car. Then, get an estimate on repairs. Transmissions repairs are always funny. They always seem to run at the top end of the quote range. For instance, if the shop says "somewhere between $1000 and $1500," more likely than not, you will end up at the $1500 spot. Prices vary from location to location. What a shop charges in my area might be different in yours. However, somewhere in that range is what you might expect to hear. Now, is the car worth that much to repair? That is the million-dollar question!
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man


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