SUMMARY: MUTT MVR is back in my garage.
Got the oil changed, fluids taken care of, etc. etc. Map light now works. Brakes taken care of and in theory will no longer squeal. Dashboard light--well, they don't stock the lightbulb and would have to special order it. They played with it and said that it's now kinda working but kinda not.
They're willing to order the bulb and charge me only half the labor to open up the dashboard and put it in when it arrives. Jeez. I said I'd think about it.
The car battery failed their charging tests, which could explain why I've been having occasional problems lately starting it right up in the morning. Guess I'm glad they tested it and found that now, rather than it not starting up at all some agility morning at 4:30 a.m.
But the really big wow--$1500 to fix the rear pop-out windows: Both motors are dead and they're $500 each plus labor to open up the side panels and replace them. Ack ack ack.
Car's bluebook is probably around $3000 for trade-in or maybe $3700 if I try selling it myself. I'm SOOOO inclined to not fix those windows. Bleah.