Thursday morning go out to the car to drive to work there was a PUDDLE under it.
To make a long story short:
Found out the repairs would be 1/2 its value even as a trade-in.
so I knew it was time to give in so
I bought a 2004 Saturn Ion 3 (loaded)
Boy did they give me a sweet deal between trade-in, cash down, and dealer incentive (clear out).