Wait? 5 hours in a waiting room with only a number puzzle in a newspaper. Fortunately, I had my iPod with me.
Assessment? Cracked radiator, among other things.
Cost? $700+ That's just to make the car drivable, putting aside the tons of not immediately vital repairs which need to be done.
Now this is a 15 year old Toyota with well over 100,000 miles on it, no air-conditioning or heat, oil leaking everywhere, sooooo...
End result? I need a new car.
Oh. Friggin'. Joy.
::starts knitting ferociously::