That's so true.
Back then, I bought my car with a .90 US dollar (average).
I also didn't have the luxury of threads like this.
Sadly, that's the price you pay to be a pioneer.
I don't regret buying my car last March one bit. I got EXACTLY what I wanted and still drive it in disbelief.
I learned a lot during the process, I'm sure I referred hundreds of successful converts, (Still haven't received a penny in referrals!) I even managed to make in on national television.
I'm approaching 7700 trouble-free miles. I am a stickler for quality and finish and admittedly have yet to find any flaws in my Subaru.
If I didn't love my Subie, I would surely do it again. Too bad they are no longer available in Green.