Well the class was uneventful but at my appointed drive time to my excitement I was scheduled to drive to complete hour 5 of the 6 required hours in a 1997 Taurus GL, Hour 5 entailed driving on the expressway. When I started the car the ses light was glowing, however the instructor told me to just ignore it as it is most likely just a faulty indicator. My time driving the car went relatively smoothly, I got to the driver change point and me and the other kid swapped places and it was now his turn. He drove just fine until we finally came to a light just off the exit. He then noticed a strange smell. He asked if it was our car, but the instructor said nope but I noticed that the temperature gauge was at the red and still climbing. So he told the kid to try and limp the car to a gas station a couple miles away, while it was pegged beyond the red. The wounded bull was steaming away when he got it to the station. The other student said that the car would not climb above 40-45mph, that it was running rough, and it sounded like the catalytic converter was rattling, side effect or precursor to disaster. The Instructor called the driving school and told them about the car, he put more coolant/water mix into the car, he told the guy who had been driving to fire the car back up. The first couple times it stalled out with no throttle application as it attempted to idle on its own. Then the rpms dropped and the oil pressure light flickered and off the engine went. He then refired up the engine and depressed the accelerator a few times and it stayed running at about 3/4 temp, Duke our drivers ed instructor asked us to see if the ac worked on max ac with the fans on high, the ac worked when it had not before. Yet 10 min later the temperature skyrocketed up as the coolant leaked out again. Happy 16th B-day to me!!! What a terrible day.