So I had a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon that I loved. Started having some transmission issues, but still ran with no problems, just shifted hard when driven before it warmed up during the winter. One day I let my boyfriend drive home from the bank while I updated my checkbook and such. About two miles from home, he hit a slick spot and lost control and we go into oncoming traffic, obviously totaling my precious car. A few months later I bought a 1999 Grand Am SE. It worked great until one day on the way to the hospital for my MRI appointment, my battery light came on, then the brake light, then the air bag light, then the security light, then everything dimmed and quit. My boyfriend and I were stranded and it was raining, gradually turning to sleet. My mom's boyfriend (who works on cars for a living) replaced my alternator because the car started up when jumped, but didn't take long to break down again, so I was told it was bad. I've had the car home for about a month and a half and it's been getting around great. This morning at about 3:30 am, we decide to go to the store, while it's raining. On the way home, my battery light comes on but went back off, everything started getting dim, and right before we made it home, the brake light and security light came on. I pulled into the driveway before it broke down. So now I'm super mad that my car is such a piece of, well..you know. I looked it up and apparently it could be my battery cables, or just a bad battery (since I replaced the alternator already). I just really hate having to repair my car that I haven't had long.