You'll be without your wheels for at least a number of weeks if you go for the repairs. The fact that you are emotionally attached to the car is a factor that can't be ignored either.
Buying used even with a good mechanic's review is always a bit of a crap-shoot IMO. Getting one that is still under warranty is nice as long as your driving keeps you under the warranty for a reasonable amount of time.
The choice is in your hands alone though.
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