I'm curious as to what other car you would look at for the same kind of money. My other choice was a clean Jag converted to a Chevy 350. It was going to be about the same money but there was no track record for me to make a judgement on. The other choice was to lease something like that new Acura "S". I couldn't get all that excited about that one either although the test drive was very impressive...
1993 300e-2.8 - gone now <sigh>
"Do not adjust your mind, it's reality that's malfunctioning"