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First, let me say this is my first post and I'm a girl with a bad-a$$ 2012 GT (6-speed manual) who does not work on cars. I bought it used 6 yrs ago after trading in a 2009 6-cylinder automatic I bought new. Always had dealer work on it while under warranty. I got regular oil changes but neglected it somewhat and now, with only 105k miles am told I need a new engine. ($11,000.00 parts and labor by dealer). I was driving along, low on oil, tho I thought level was ok.. Car started sputtering and I was near an Auto zone, which read the code as a bad spark plug and ignition coil. Checked oil and level seemed OK, but what do I know? Anyway, the parts store guy said I needed a tune-up, basically. I slowly drove about 40-miles to local mechanic, gave him the diagnostic read-out, he replaced parts but it didn't fix the problem. New codes were thrown, he didn't fix the problem, said he had to put in 7 quarts of oil, tho I checked it only recently, and after another $800.00, I had it towed to dealer. Some of the new codes were P0349, and P0305 thru P0308. Dealer mechanic says engine fried - 4 cylinders misfiring - need new engine. What would you do? I love my car!!!