It took me a while to decide on what I would like to think is my last car. It was time to do something for my self & wife in the road cruiser category since both kids are now out of the house and my 05 Odyssey van is getting tired, and me of it! The runner up was a C5 Corvette but it was nothing like the comfort of the VIII's cabin. So I jumped on a 97 base with 67K on it. It was in FL so it was a bit of a trip only to find the car was not as described but neglected in all the little ways and control arms were toast. I bought it for 5K any way since I did like the rather rare green / tan colors and there wasn't a spot of rust any where under the car! I'm happy to learn & share mods on these various forums. The VIII is a great design in comfort & decent power. To bad the millions of unused 4X drive crossovers displaced this car.