I live in TX and took my vehicle to an independent mechanic (he actually works for a company, but took my vehicle on as a side job and gave me a discount). Two months later, the vehicle is still not repaired and he has $950 of mine. He finally agreed that he could not fix the vehicle and stated that he would return $800 of the money I paid, but that it would take several months for him to return the money. I brought up the possibility of small claims court with him, and he basically said to go ahead, because it would take me even longer to get my money back. Meanwhile, I am without a vehicle and without the money to fix the vehicle (not to mention he has stated he will not repay me the full $950). Is there ANYTHING I can do?