More on the car. First post overhere.
The options for rebuilding/replacing the engine are $2200 to rebuild or $1900 to replace with a good used engine.
So I'm not going to do either, the car's barely worth $2000.
I could start saving like a crazy person and buy another car in a few months when I have a good chunk of change. Or...I could go car-less and buy a bike. I'm really not sure which way I'm leaning towards. Right now I'm doing more of the not taking my car on long distances (meaning this weekend's roadtrip will be in my friends car instead of mine) and making sure there's plenty of oil on hand.
I only live a mile from work right now. This other job is a little further but I'd take mass transit anyway, or carpool with my roommate.