RIP Renault Super 5.
The garagiste said the entire motor needs to be replaced. That would cost more than the 1200 I paid for it. So now I’m out all those euros and an automatic car. I’m so frustrated and angry and just sad. I could barely afford that car, which took four months to find. I have no idea what to do now.
I’m still trying to learn how to drive a manual, but driving in France was stressful enough with an automatic. I have absolutely no confidence that I can do it.
I still have 10 more days of work. Twenty more hour-long train rides.
Back to depending on others to take me to baby-sitting and private lessons. Back to being 12 years old and having no independence once again.
P.S. Still no internet/phone at my apartment. France Telecom accidentally cut our DSL line, and who knows when/if it will be fixed. If someone would like to search ebay or priceminister or whatever for an automatic car for me, I would really appreciate it.