Okay, here's the deal, about 2 or 3 weeks ago I acquired a '94 Del Sol S, 5spd. Being the inbolsol that I am, when I took the test drive with the seller, before buying the car, I didn't notice any sort of noises other then a clean sounding engine when it started. We get about 10 feet down the street, and hear a noise...so alright we take the car home. My parents (yes, my parents, I'm only 17 and live in NJ...so this is only my second car...first 'real' car) didn't want me to drive the car at first because of the noise, we decided we would take it to a mechanic soon enough. A few days passed and they caved, allowing me to drive the car. I've been driving around with this noise in my car, like a rumble when I rev the engine high. Took the car to my Uncle, who is somewhat knowledgeable in cars; he tells me that its most likely the throwout bearing and that it shouldn't be too much trouble. My dad took the car to the mechanic the other day and he too said that it was probably the throwout bearing. Took the car to be actually serviced last night, and I'm greeted this afternoon with the lovely news that my tranny is fucked. So here's the dilema, I need a new tranny, but I was hoping to switch in an engine over the summer. (I only have the 1.5L SOHC engine, and was hoping to be able to put like a 1.8L DOHC Vteched engine -if i could find one, or something of the like- in my car) Now this whole need for a new transmission screws up my plans, because I dont want to buy a new transmission for a lot of $$$, only to switch it out over the summer. Any suggestions on what I could do? Also, the mechanic we took the car to is a friend of my Uncle and told my parents a tranny straight from the junkyard would cost $1200 and one thats rebuilt would cost $2200. Do these prices seem reasonable?? I'll most likely get the tranny straight from the junkyard. Sorry for the long ass post, just read the end of it if you want to make a long story short. Suggestions please.