My stupid car is stupid broken and now I have to pay LOTS of money and it just sucks.
The 'check engine' light came on (for like 5 minutes), so we called the dealer and scheduled an appointment--we are due for our 60k mile service anyway (cha-ching...). And of COURSE the problem is not related to the engine/transmission/exhaust systems that are covered in the 100k mile/10 year warranty, AND since we were over our 5 year 60k limit of full car coverage (we have 60,200 miles---VERY close, and we have had the car 4 years, 11 months and 21 days), so we have to pay for the stupid broken part--some sort of timer sensor thingy. $$$. AND....our brakes are quite low and need to be replaced (we already knew they were due soon, but STILL!!), and the battery is apparently very low and due for a replacement, AND 60k is where you are supposed to get a new timing belt, which is ALSO $$$$$$ to have done.
All of that being said, we are out a high 4 digits of money, and it sucks. We did get a loaner car for while ours is in the shop, and we are getting a better brake deal from Meineke instead of our dealer, and will buy a battery for much cheaper than the dealer, and put it in ourself, or have Justin's brother Austin, who is a mechanic, put it in for us in exchange for a case of beer. But STILL!!!!!