Decided it was time for a new toy, and the family plan and $4K rebate was just too good to pass up...not to mention that it appears that they killed off the LSE for '06 which ruled out ordering to spec.
I've got to fly in and pick it up during the next week, but I've signed off on an '05 LSE Silver Birch with Flint. Got stuck with the side airbags but the options choice was really limited on the handful of remaining '05 LSE with moonroof.
It's basically a toy for me...it fits nicely between the Miata and the one-ton and saves me the hassle of potentially replacing the engine on the used XK8 I was looking at.
Any idea how long it will be before I quit having my left foot hunting for a clutch pedal though...I haven't owned and driven a slushbox in years- Reagan was still in office if that tells ya anything