Jess' car has a terminal case of busted transmission. The cost of replacing the transmission is more than the car would be worth once installed. So we're probably not going to do that. It's kind of too bad since her car only has ~50k miles; but it is 14 years old.
So we're trying to decide what to do. We had been hoping her car would last until we figure we'll need a minivan, but it's a bit too soon for that, so a minivan at this point would just be a waste of gas. So we're trying to decide if we should go with 1 car for awhile and/or try to buy something used to get a few more years down the road (so to speak).