Well, my brakes are fixed. Unfortunately, I’m out $310. Yep, you read that correctly. God, this sucks. Not only that, but the guy at the dealership told me that my radiator’s cracked ($425), my rear brakes need new pads ($125), my oil gasket is beginning to seep ($170), my front lens needs replaced ($42), and my battery is testing a little weak (however much a battery costs). Not to mention I really need my A/C worked on because it doesn’t cool too well on hot days. Do I LOOK like I have $1000 to spend? No way. If I were in better shape financially and had a well-paying job, I’d be in the market for a new (used) car. Sadly, that is not the case, so I’m stuck driving the Money Pit until I finish my dissertation and find a real job.