Can I get someone to verify this. My car just broke down. I got a dash full of warning lights and a second later, clunk! No Drive. The car won't start but it will tick over. According to the roadside mechanic, the drive belt is broken and I'll have to be towed to a repairer. From here the news gets really bad. They're saying that when a drive belt breaks, the piston rams into valves and a whole bunch of other things and damages them quite badly. Their initial estimate almost made me faint. I'm waiting for them to have a look and call me back with a proper quote, but they're were saying it would likely be in the vicinity of AUS$3,000. Am I being taken for a ride? The car is a Holden Combo mini-van with a 1.4 litre Opel engine.