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I have an 1985 supra but the engine blew. A piston shot a hole through it, apparantly it needs the whole nine yards to go again. My old mechanic (who only works on Celias and Supras) found a new engine with 80,000 miles on it (mine only had 125,000) for $1000, but he's in FL and I'm in Mass. Plus it would be $1200 for labor he says (which is way more than I have ever spent on a car even to buy it). Is it worth it to ship the car to FL from up here (around $700 is the best I can find for a nonop car) and then invest another $2200 into it for a new engine? Is that even a good deal for a "new" engine? I know that the Toyo dealer up here told me $5,000 and labor up here is much more expensive... The body is in good shape (it was garage-kept before I owned it) but the a/c doesn't work and the interior is a little worse for the years (though amazingly, everything else on it still works fine, including the alarm, which I set off about 20 times. I don't know much about cars, but I do really like this one, until the engine went it was the best car I have ever owned. Yet everyone seems to think putting a new engine in it is a waste of time (except, of course, my mechanic!) and money since it is 18 years old.