I agree with you 100 percent. If you are going to nickel and dime everything, the price of the car, the maintenance cost, then this car is not for you. But most of us know that the older cars like this have a cost of ownership to them. But don’t nickel and dime it to death. For me, this car has a great history behind it which is special and unique. It’s associated with all of the excess, drug dealers and celebrities who were able to buy these cars in the 80s and 90s. I love that time period and what these cars represented. I wish I could go back to that time. But if we keep these cars around it will always be with us. And of course I love the styling, looks, and driving them. But this car has everything that I could want out of a car of this era. Forget about the mouse belts, that is so lame to complain about that. I love them. This is what the car had back then- I want to experience all of what that car was. Don’t take anything away from it. If you choke to death on the mouse belts you probably shouldn’t have bought the car. They have not once been a problem for me. I say, save the Tr, 512s, don’t let them go extinct because they just may without true enthusiast to try and save every one of them. They are truly special cars.