Engine Failed in my current car. What should I do?

Situation:
I am currently a college student and I am planning to graduate in 2019. My car (2003 Toyota Celica GT) engine has just failed. Well from what a mechanic quick look at the car, my head gasket is broke
as well as my water pump, oils contaminated and it overheats. However there could be things to fix in

Situation:
I am currently a college student and I am planning to graduate in 2019. My car (2003 Toyota Celica GT) engine has just failed. Well from what a mechanic quick look at the car, my head gasket is broke
as well as my water pump, oils contaminated and it overheats. However there could be things to fix in the engine

I would like some advice on what would be the best option for me to take? Should I
purchase a used engine? or Should I purchase a car?
I do not know much about engine swaps, so I coming here for more knowledge about it.

Other answer:

Catdaddy:
How did yiu manage that? The Celica GT has a bulletproof engine.
Doing proper maintenance keeps engines working. A much cheaper option.
Get a Salvege motor and get it dropped in.
Mr.357:
It will be way to expensive to pay someone to put an engine in an old vehicle. You should probably buy a different vehicle.
Sean:
If you get the mechanic to do an engine swap, you are looking in the neighbourhood of $5000. If you do the repairs to the engine, you'll save money but it will take time. Along with new gaskets and water pump, you may have to get the head milled so it is flat again if it got warped because of the gasket failure.
Twenty bucks for a Haynes manual would be a good start. You can read what is involved and determine if you or your buddies want to tackle the engine repairs yourself or pay the shop to do it.
Darin:
If you were to find a good deal on an engine and do it yourself, an engine swap wouldn't be a terrible choice. But keep in mind, many things can go wrong with a swap so it's best to know what you're doing when you do a swap. To have one done at a shop, it would cost more than a cheaper used car would cost (all in the labor fee). I'd say that, unless you have all the tools for the swap and would know exactly what you're doing, get a bike for now and save for a different car that's cheaper, but reliable
don r:
Add that to your college debt, but it may cost between $1500-$2000 to fix. I've seen students ride bicycles that cost that much. Get an on-campus job. It shouldn't take long to earn the money. Do not drive the car, because you'll make it worse. What does a college student need a car for anyway? Your life is in the dorm and the library. No more beer.

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