I thought you would enjoy this. I still have two cars, mine and my wife's. In the last month, we've had the following repairs:
My wife's 2003 Taurus: Two weeks ago, a new starter, in the shop now for a new camshaft position sensor synchronizer (yeah, I never heard of it either): about $650
My 2005 Hyundai Elantra: Last week after a bunch of diagnostics, a new mass airflow sensor, then yesterday a new battery: about $450.
So yeah, about $1100 sunk into the cars over the last few weeks.
Ride on, car free people.