Well, the time is drawing near and I'll soon be looking to move on to something less.....Honda. Don't get me wrong, I loved both my Civics, and Jeef's old coupe (whats left of it, lol ) is holding up great. But I want something different. In the springtime I'll be looking to off-load my current car and take out a loan for a different car. I toyed with the idea of getting a 96+ Prelude, or a 99-00 Civic 4-door, but realized that I'm bored with Hondas. So lately I've been shuffling through a few cars that have struck my fancy and fit within my price range $8k-$12k. I'm looking at stuff that is used, not American and manual. Heres my list so far... E39 530/540i - Newer, but future problems can be $$$. E30 330Ci/i- Old BMW's tend to be more reliable, I've worked on a 318Ti and it didn't give me any trouble. SC300 - Comfy, somewhat sporty and has options. May leave room in the future for a swap. Audi A4 1.8T 20V - Not my first choice, but it fits the bill and AWD is a plus. BB6 (97-01) Prelude - Sporty, a Honda product, has plenty of options and is not really stolen that much around here. I've found each of those cars well within my price range (some a bit over, some under) and a few with decent mileage. But European cars scare me, and I was wondering if anyone had any input on dependability/ease of maintenance on these cars. I'm a fairly decent mechanic, but having to do tranny rebuilds or replace expensive OE parts all the time doesn't fit with my way of living. Suggestions are welcomed, but please no "omg, just buy an Evo" or "Do a turbocharged K-swap".