How do I know whether or not the transmission or engine needs to be replaced? on 1994 Chrysler LeBaron

First of all this car leaks a huge amount of oil. Secondly, it has no heat. Twice I guess I did not let it warm up enough because when I put it into drive, it only would go in reverse. The front breaks were recently replaced as well as the air conditioner. I also had to put in a new starter and new battery. I spoke with a mechanic that told me they had done work on this car previously. They said they replaced the water pump and timing belt, changed the oil and some tires. Another problem I noticed was my check guage comes off and on if I step on my breaks too hard or making a sharp turn. Is this car redeemable? Is it safe to drive? How much money am I looking at to have these repairs?

by in Levittown, PA on November 19, 2012
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2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , November 20, 2012
time to move on and purchase a newer car
COMMENT by , November 21, 2012
I was afraid of that, but I appreciate your response.
ANSWER by , November 19, 2012
Your car needs to be replaced...there will be NO MONEY left to look at if you decide to fix this vehicle.
COMMENT by , November 21, 2012
I'm sorry to hear that, but thanks for your response.