good or bad to buy a car with rebuilt engine?

Posted by lucas isherwood, Jun 12, 2003
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  1. lucas isherwood

    lucas isherwood Proven Member

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    im wondering if its good of bad to buy a car with a rebuilt engine. dsms are old. i like the 1gs the best. all of them have crazy miles. im looking to get a dsm with a good dependable motor. i currently have a fwd dsm. im looking to get a awd dsm. is getting a car with a rebuilt engine the way to go? or are rebuilt engines screwed up?
     
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    As long as it was done by someone who knew what they were doing, it should be fine. For older motors you probably would want a rebuilt one, but I'm not totally sure on that.
     
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    Mileage potential on modern cars is astounding. If you find a trustworthy rebuilt, terrific, but if you go for a high-mileage, lightly-abused original, you may come out ahead in doing (or having done) your own rebuild if you have a spare driver while the job's getting done. At least you'd _know_ what was done, and how.
    Unfortunately, like so much car stuff, there's just no telling about used things until you've used it for a while yourself.
     
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