same thing happened to us a couple of months ago. maggie's transmission shit the bed and it was going to cost 5k to fix. it was a 2006 VW rabbit and blue bluebook was only 3.5k.
lucking we traded it and it would actually shift when they drove it... not the case when we first took it to the shop. we ended up getting a used VW Touareg... kind of a blessing in disguise because we didn't have a 4 wheel drive car before the Touareg.
car issues suck.
It gave me a reason to break my no beer in the house until the marathon rule at least :) Station 26 just released their latest single hop series with Mosaic Hops, really enjoyed it!
damn... need to find that one. I've had the citra and simcoe so far... and i love Mosaic hops!
That citra is an all timer in my book. Could drink it exclusively for the rest of my life.