A brief summary of my automotive week:
-Failed my state inspection; car needs a new serpentine belt and rear struts
-Car literally stopped moving on my way home from inspection, so I was out of commission for a few days; some mechanics said it was the transmission (which I had rebuilt last month), but it turned out to be some some broken bolts in one of the axles; missed a day of work.
-After picking up my car from the transmission shop (who fixed said bolts for free - mad props), my front passenger side window fell into the door and wouldn't go up.
-Took car to the VW dealer to get window fixed; "free" 40 point inspection illuminated some big problems and ended up costing me $1,000+; missed more work.
I love my car, but this week really opened my eyes to the fact that it needs to be destroyed before it strikes again. Or at least taken off of my hands. I had planned on keeping it for quite a while after I got a "real" job, but now I plan on getting rid of it as soon as it is feasibly possible.
Anyone want to buy a Jetta?