First the car had troubles in the front: The hood release lever came loose from the cable, so I couldn’t open the hood. (Yes, that happened a while back and I delayed fixing it. Good thing I'd had a full reservoir of windshield fluid.)
Then the car broke in the back: The trunk door catch wouldn’t engage and stay down, no matter what. This happened yesterday when I’d stopped at the store, so I had to leave it open, & go inside to buy bunjee cords. These really didn’t hold it down well at all, which is not good since the taillights are on the trunk door and need to be down so they can be seen. And at home, I had to pop out the lens on the light inside the trunk & pull out the bulb, because the light wouldn’t turn off. Didn’t want to have a drained battery in the morning.
There was also this metal groaning and scraping underneath the car, when I would begin to accelerate from a stop. But today all 3 are miraculously fixed! The trunk and hood release turned out not to be big problems, but the groaning metal under the car was expensive — part of the suspension, some pieces needed to be replaced.
I keep marveling at how wonderful a fixed car is.