We have crap-mobile results! Very exciting!
Wiper Blades: $29.90
Engine Coolant Temp Sensor: $12.71
Intake Mainfold Gasket: $42.85
Coolant Temp Sensor Connector: $18.38
Brakes Clean and Adjust: $37.99
Engine Coolant Temp Sensor: $87.03
Intake Manifold Gasket: $406.14
Engine Performance Diagnostics: $95.00
Replace ECT Connector: $29.01
Hazardous Materials: $3.00
Grand Total: $815.77
JR, c'mon down!
Now, the good news is that I did not pay $815.77, but the bad news is that none of those repairs actually solved the crank turning when the breaks are applied, which probably would have pushed things over $1,000. A nice little warranty paid for $633.03 of the damages, but it still stung to go in for an oil change and come away paying triple digits. That and I'm fairly certain that they made up this "intake manifold gasket" thingy, and then they lazily threw together some concoction called an "ECT connector."
Photo from Maxim Auto Sales who is trying to pawn off the car in the picture to an unsuspecting yokel