When I bought the car 7 years ago w/104K miles on it it looked sweet, but it had a hard life from then on. Got lightly rear-ended 4 weeks ago with no real damage & the timing belt went two weeks later at 186K, and I think it is time to send it to the yard. I'ts symetrical - there's a dent in every panel other than the trunk lid, so maybe it's better for the rest of you to have it off the road. It still looked good from a distance though. It never got less than 28mpg in the city, so it's really tempting to spend a few hundred for parts & machine shop work to fix it, but I found another car and don't have room to keep this one. I just wanted to say thanks to all of the people that have posted fixes for problems, as this has been a quick source for an answer to ANY/EVERY problem or question I ever had about my Lude.