I bought a 1993 Nissan Sentra about 3 years ago for its fuel economy. Of course, gas prices continued to climb. I keep vaguely talking about getting a diesel car so I can run bio-diesel, but I don’t know if that’ll ever happen.
I just invested some money into the car by way of new brakes, tires, and a clutch. The car has been running great, save these routine maintenance issues. So, I don’t particularly want to buy a new car right now.
What if I were to swap the engine for a diesel? I know it would be possible, but would it be worth it? I spent $2000 on this car, and I’d be willing to spend somewhere in the 2-5K range for a newer used diesel. Couldn’t I just replace the engine instead? Then it would be practically a new car, for hopefully about the same price… ?
There has to be something I haven’t considered, it can’t be that easy.