Pointers on what to do with a 1989 accord that needs new engine and transmission?
I would say that it depends on the condition of the rest of the
car. If you've got body damage, frame, or interior damage, you
might be better just switching cars. If you do decide to swap out
the engine/tranny, i'd try a major auto chain that sells
remanufactured parts. Most will offer a decent warranty. I've never
personally changed major components like the engine or the like.
However, I know a few people who have gotten many more years out of
a favorite vehicle by doing just that. Good luck!