My little hatchback has a bad transmission line, leaking fluid. We took it into the shop and the bill for the leak with parts and labor is $300. While they were under there, 2 more items needed to be done, so that will be $150 as well. We spent about $450 for the car at the beginning of May. Here's to hoping the vehicle will last us another 8 months.
This will blow our budget by $50 so far for repairs, which will come out of our debt snowball amount. We really need to get my wife's car looked at as well. If they do a good job with mine, we'll see about taking hers in as well and slow down on the debt a little bit.