I bought this to replace my 98 Monte Carlo as my affordable, sporty, daily driver. Typically I buy a new DD every 5 years or so, and buy whatever I can afford to buy without taking out a loan. I spotted this beauty on craigslist two weeks ago while looking for GTP'* and Dodge Magnums. The price was right (6800), and the color was right, and it had the correct number of doors lol. It had somewhat high mileage, and a few scratches here and there, but no rust or other problems that I could see. I've put about 200 miles on it, and have been getting about 18 mpg during my mixed driving commute to work, and the old Monte Carlo was only getting my 19-20 mixed driving, so the gas hit wasnt bad at all to go to a V8 daily driver. The Monte would do much better than the GXP on highway trips, but that a small price to pay IMO.