I bought a 1996 Toyota Avalon XLS less than 5 months ago and have been having problems ever since. The first issue was the fact that I had to replace my Knock sensors. A few weeks later, white smoke came from my car when I started it up and the mechanic said that the engine was getting too my oil, by which time I was adding 2 qts per week my oil light stayed on.
Now my latest issue is that my car simply shut off in the middle of driving and when I attempted to start it up, the engine began to knock which was loud.
Now my question is should I take the 1500 dollars the dealership is offering me and accept my losses or refurbish the engine to avoid future issues with a new headache car?