so anyway by some sort of random miracle my mom has a working suv now. turns out it was a wire that was probably accidentally disconnected by someone who changed the oil... i'm very suspicious of that person who ever it was. i'm starting to think about legal action for mental anguish and car expenses, but that's really too much and the evidence has been fixed. the guy who repaired the wiring just wanted to be paid with a 12-pack. anyway the "death machine" is now back to being a 2004 Nissan Xterra. it works great and needs a small diagnostic fix and it'll be back to as normal as it was, and this will also be fixed by the 12-pack guy. i haven't rode in it yet since i'm still getting over it, but i'm getting closer to wanting to ride it.