The mechanic is an interesting fellow. He's very friendly, but talks very, very quietly, and seems unconcerned with such pedestrian thoughts as "billing". Anyways, because he's got Melanie's car back just after doing major work on it (dead engine, "new" engine now dead too), he's loaned Melanie a car to use for a while.
The Loaner Car of Doom, a 1978 Lincoln Town Car (Wikipedia's take on it here). Serious Awesomeness
I like this car a lot, it's hilariously fun to drive, and it's fully loaded. This is a 1978 vehicle with more power- and special-features than most luxury cars today. I could go on, but I have to go TA a lab.