my ten year old civic si may be on its last legs. she’s got 170,000+ miles and acting up lately. i took off work today to take her to the shop. btw, check this out, the uk honda dealer charges 60 pounds(about $90) for an oil and filter change. i can do it on base for $20. that’s highway robbery. anyway, i think i may need to speed up my search for a new car. leading the pack at the moment is a bmw 3-series, which i can get here (sans us taxes) about $5k cheaper than in the us. and it would be us spec (i.e. the steering wheel on the left/correct side). the high maintenance cost is one thing that bothers me though.