Hi all I'm a DIY guy (did a total restoration on my '73 Alfa, have some time consuming projects under the knife now). I don't commute far or even at all every day and in the past used a 'driver' '87 911 as my only car. I had no problem dropping the motor for a clutch, valve guides etc. Helped that parts were reasonable when you shop around and maintenance advice was abundant (pelican parts, bentley book, youtube). Also helped that its value doubled by the time I sold it a few years back, making my maintenance hobby "free". I like the Mondial T a lot - have always liked the slightly unusual shapes and kicked myself for not acting on my 308GT4 fandom before they got pricey. I'm curious to hear from DIY types about their ownership experience, especially if you also have Aircooled porsche wrench experience to compare it to. I do have an E30 I drive when it gets really ugly out in New Engand but would be buying a Mondial to drive it, a lot.