Sorry to hear ... BUT ... It's time to stop buying shitboxes masquerading as performance cars and just buy something that will get the job done until you can afford something that's actually good ...
And ... Congrats on the graduate program!
No matter what used vehicle I get something will break eventually. It's just so odd how it all broke. Like a chain reaction.
Yeah, will be nice to get a new car at some point. Then I can maintain it and I won't have the worry of not knowing how it was taken care of.