I was coming come from getting groceries and my car made a couple of whooshing noises like the windows were suddenly opened but both windows were closed. When I pulled off at the freeway exit the car started running really slow. It died at almost every light for 10 miles but I did make it home going 20 miles an hour with the pedal floored and the RPMs roaring.
I called Ford and they sent their tow guy out and he said it looked like my engine had been on fire at some point! I told him it smelled like burnt celery on the way home but there was no smoke at all or I'd have stopped completely.
Anyway, this was a pretty decent car but if fixing it is over $3000 I'm just going to get a new one as it's 9 years old anyway. It was the first year model of the Ford Focus and had a lotta recalls and fixes and I don't want any more first year model anything. So what kinda cars do you guys think are small, good and under about $15K?