So after visiting this site I realized that I needed to change my timing belt on my 2005 Chevy Aveo. At 66,000 miles I got the belt changed at a service center. They botched the job, and through this forum, I realized that the belt had been put on one tooth off. After a week I took it to the dealership and got the belt realigned. Car ran fine.
Flash forward 3-4 months and I was driving about 70mph on the highway when my car quit on me. I got it towed to the closest dealership and three days later they informed me that one of the pulleys that held the timing belt failed, which is essentially the same thing as the belt failing. It damaged the head gasket. So now, even though I replaced the belt when I was supposed to, I'm still going through a busted belt situation. The estimate is $2000.
The car has 75,000 miles on it. Additionally, the gear shifter has been stuck (and no brake lights) for about a year and the dealership has tried 4 separate times to fix it. At this point, is it even worth it to sink $2,000 on this car's engine, or should I just get rid of it (despite the fact that I still owe $2,400). Is it conceivable that I could get some good years/miles out of this car if I fix this damage now?