new engine is cheaper then a new car. Even putting in an sr20 would be cheaper then a new car and has been done a bunch of times from the GXE model. I am not going to lie though. Having a new car with zero problems is nice.I am thinking of buying a Versa myself. The one that I am looking at is a 2013. I have a 97 Sentra GXE that got hot due to a A/C unit fan. Can't understand this because my compressor has been shot for a year. I never got any indication that my motor was getting getting HOT. NO smell, no smoke until the Temp gauge went up then I shut it down. Sure sucks... was a great car. Wonder if I should do a compression check on it to see if its the block and not the head.