So, last weekend my fuel line blew while I was driving but we were able to get it back home. My dad and I bought a new hose and replaced what we thought was the bad line. Unfortunately, we discovered that the line right near the gas tank (don't ask, my dad knows the correct terms) has pretty much rotted away. In order to fix it, we would have to drop the exhaust and gas tank and neither my dad or I have the time or money to fix a problem like this.
My car has about 135k miles on it and the paint is pretty bad so it'* not really worth investing more money into it right now. I'm a junior in college and I'll be student teaching full-time next year and I need a very dependable car for that. I'm also very broke.
Solution: My dad was already planning to give me his 2000 SSEi when I graduated in another year so I'm getting it now. He'* going to patch up my car as much as he can and trade it in for whatever he can get at a dealer (he'* looking at a used CTS).
Granted, I'm very fortunate that my dad is giving me his car (only 60k miles on it) but it'* just not the same, especially because it was my first car. I put so much work, time, and money into it and it'* so sad to see it go.
Sorry for the long post but I just had to vent.