Hi everybody, I have a 2000 Subaru Outback Limited with 295K miles. I have only had the car for about a year but have put more money into it than I paid for it including new drive shaft, alternator, knock sensor, brakes (including calipers), etc. A couple of weeks ago, the timing belt broke while I was driving. My mechanic informed me that when the timing belt breaks while driving, the engine is ruined. I have very little money and had to borrow money to do anything to get back on the road. I am a pet sitter / dog walker and am dependent on my car to get around for that. I was able to borrow enough from customer advances in pay and get a co-signer to go to a dealership and get a 2009 Nissan Versa with 17k miles. Now, what to do with my Subaru. Someone offered to sell me a used engine with 115K miles on it for $400 and put it in for another $400. Should I have done that? Should I sell my Subaru for scrap? I have not offered the car for sale yet, but I do have an offer of $250 for the car. She wants to use it for parts or for demolition derby. But can I get more? The body is beautiful for its age and it doesn’t have much rust underneath either. But it does have its issues. It needs a new muffler. The drivers side window doesn’t close easily if opened. The hatch door does not open. The AC does not work. So do I keep it until I can afford to have the engine swapped out? Do I sell it and try to save up or work on my credit to get another Subaru in the future? And, if I do that, how much do I sell it for? In spite of it all, I do love the car. The awd, the sun roof, the leather seats, the seat warmer, the station wagon, even just the looks of it. But with almost 300K on it, am I just looking for trouble thinking about keeping it? But now I have what should be a much more reliable car (except in the snow I guess). Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. I am a young senior citizen with little or no mechanical skills. Thank you, Arlene.