Thanks for making your criticism more reasonable, as well as qualifying it. Grandpa? You're through, buddy. Good thing I'm not planning on getting rid of it before it's not worth selling, anyhow. Besides...there are very few cars that have "good" resale values. Very rarely can a car be considered a sound investment. There were a number of considerations that led to my purchase of the Crossfire. Like you, I'm an American car guy (I know, I know, it's about 1/3 Mercedes). I wasn't really considering very many imports, unless they were used. And, as you know, there isn't a lot to choose from that I would be excited about in American car line-ups. Besides, the used car market isn't exactly teeming with exciting used cars in Youngstown (my Dad wanted me to shop with him, and it's not as easy for him to make it down to Columbus as it is for him to make it up). The Crossfire had been on my list for a long time because they're relatively cheap (since it didn't sell well and they didn't produce them in '07 in the states), it has a lot of standard features (as well as some luxury features that I desired), and it's a looker.