2000 Ford Focus Q&A

2000 Ford Focus Question: how much is the typical labor on replacing a ford focus motor?

My mechanic is telling me that it cost $4500 to replace my engine. Is this correct, because, I feel like I could be getting ripped off. -
Answer 1
Is your mechanic pricing out a new engine, a rebuilt engine or a used engine? The price will vary drastically between the three. -
Comment 1
a rebuilt engine. -
Comment 2
If it is rebuilt & that includes labor & parts then it isn't a bad deal. -
Answer 2
depends on what you are purchasing as stated b4 -
Comment 1
The bigger question is if the rest of a twelve year old economy car merits an investment like that.Usually not. -
Comment 2
I would have to agree. Of course people can't always afford to buy new cars so they have to fix what they have. If you have a really good mechanic they'll take care of you by keeping you informed about the reality of your vehicle because being a shop owner isn't just about your bottom line, it's also about helping people out (imo). -