So my 2008 was totaled in an accident, which I noted in my audio upgrade post as it ended that project. So after over a month without a car I made up my mind about what I needed to do as I just could not drive my wife's truck anymore. I bought a 1977.5 (yes it is a 1/2 year car) Porsche 924. That was back in April, now a little over 2 months and a bit over 1,000 miles later I am still happy with my "new" car. It is going to take a lot of work, but I am enjoying the repairs/modifications and this car fits me as well as the Smart did. I went from a black 42 to a black 24. I like the symmetry in that change. This forum was a great place for me when I had the Smart so I plan to check back in form time to time to see what is going on. If anyone is interested in my new projects, I am the same user name (Sensei Grant) over on the 924.org board.