When piloting a 20 year old car and the radiator light goes on and off, do not attempt spontaneous road trips. This will only lead to bad things that cost lots of money that you do not have.
Yes, I blew up the beast. Am not very popular at the moment. Have had to buy a new car (ie. Dad has bought me a new car and I will be paying it off forever) and guess what? Its a manual. Willow is now learning how to drive a manual car in a crash course with Dad as instructor.
Oh the joy of being stupid.