"transmission needs work"
hi, im still looking to buy my first car, and i dont know much about them. i found a lot of cheap cars, but some of them said transmission needs work. i know that a lot of the time, buying and installing a new transmission can like $3,000. when they say transmission needs work, does that mean that its possible to fix the transmission for a cheap price, or that ill probably have to buy a new one? and if it can be fixed, what are some common problems with them and around what will it cost to fix for an average car from the early 1990's?