I have had a lot of issues with my family and on the verge of being kicked out.. but I made it to my mothers house in NC, and she asked my grandfather ( who bought my 2004 Element ) to repair it for me.. he wrote a check and we checked around to various places and also the dealership. The price the dealer wanted for the repairs was $1,200 for a transmission fluid flush(?) wiper fluid, oil change, breaks replaced, rotors resurfaced (?) replace the side panel to the right of the windshield, and replace the steering fluid.. and I cant remember the correct name for it to save my life.. but we said no to the dealer and did some searching.. and found that a auto repair shop would do all of that for $350.. AWESOME! my Element is up and running so much better than it was.. and they also put sea-foam in the tank to help clean it out and what not.. soo that is my story of my repairs going well. I also had to get new tires.. which cost me $500 out of my pocket.. but its totally worth it. no im going to try to get some accessories for my Element.
That sounded VERY expensive at first, good that you checked around. Glad to hear your E is up and running better!! Tell your Grandfather that he is a great individual for helping out an E owner........:twisted::shock:
One would think before you show up with a lot of accessories in tow that you have paid your grand father off what you owe him. It sounds like you have a lot discord in your family I would not make more at this point, be true to your family or they will not be able or willing to bail you out next time.