I bought this car and about 4 months after I purchased it I had to replace the motor, because a piston broke. Then not even a year after that the head gasket started leaking. I've also had about 8 other mechanical problems in less than 2 years, including a new water pump and a new power steering line. I was going to get the gasket fixed but it runs so bad its not even worth it. I paid $3200 for it and have to junk it for $250 not even 2 years later.
Sounds like you didnt get a "new" motor at all if the head gasket and water pump failed after a year. In addition I wouldn't consider replacing a water pump a big deal at all as its quite cheap and easy to access on this car.
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