Hey Jess, these forums are GOLD ! and such are clubs, inspite of some snobbish members I kind of share your story and became member of the Rolls Royce Enthusiast Club for comparible reasons. My dad bought a 1929 Roller back in the 80's for reasons that would fill a page of it's own. To make the story short, he became so fed up with this slow and permanently broke bugger he spent thousands to fix, that he gave it to me. I joined the club, got all NLA spares through the contacts, superb hints and advices making the car run like a dream again. My family loves taking part at all events of the club, even with other members having collections of up to 70 cars of high range brands we feel appreciated. BUT, it was not the suitable family convertible to take us 800miles through highway and mountains down to the lake for summer. So checking the parameters of: - boot space to satisfy my wife - rear head and leg space to satisfy the kids - sufficient greetings from the compartment underneath the bonnet to satisfy me combining this with stunning appearance and certain exclusivity the Mondial came out as my favorite and so I bought a 92 tc and reading your posts so should you. Yes, it has the mice up front, but you do want your kids in a full 3-point seatbelt in the rear. Regarding handling I can post that 140 mph on the highway felt VERY safe even on mediocre asphalt. I wish I could post the mountain road experience as well, but that will have to wait until after summer. Regarding costs, you can be lucky or not. I bought a t that needed the mayor, so I was sure everything was going to be done. Cost me 8gran with some extra work done. My bad luck is, that it is now receiving a 15gran+ rebuild because it seems that the fuel pressure valve was clogged, making the engine run lean at high revs and hence melted a piston.... But even that will not discourage me at this point. The forum will help to find the right shop for maintenance and ask the right questions at any shop so they know they can't rip you of. The members can guide you to pinpoint a problem so you might even be able to fix it yourself and then even Ferrari ownership becomes affordable.