I found an honest mechanic! Late last night I had the tow truck operator drop my tired sedan off at a shop. This shop had a mechanic a family friend had used & had good confidence in. Today we found out this guy was no longer there. A young guy, Andy, the current mechanic seemed okay. At first he ran the diagnostic codes & said it needed a new alternator, total about $350. 🙁
He later called back and said its all fixed and it will be only $90! 🙂 It was just a broken alternator belt he had to replace. I then asked him the labor cost to replace the coils (that have been misfiring for some time now) & plugs. He went to the computer with the manager & came up with a very fair cost.
Okay, now I’m excited! I’ve a now reachable saving goal which will make my vehical capable to compete in autocross. Oh boy, I’m finally going to get my “poor” Nissan Racing Ready !