I have a 2007 Scion TC (manual transmission) that was recently given to me by a family member. I have driven the car less than 100 miles (no freeway) and one day last weekend while leaving a friends house the car started up rough, billowed some white smoke from the exhaust, and proceeded to shut off as I put it in gear and tried to pull off. I started it again and repeated this process 3x. Eventually I had to have the car towed to a shop and the mechanic initially told that cylinders two and three had very low compression and that the rings were smoking. He then told me that I needed to replace the engine (which only has a little under 90K miles on it) and I was in disbelief. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there anything else that could be wrong instead of the engine being bad? I can't believe that it could have failed like this.