the retro charger truely pissed me off. nothing like the coke bottle body of the original. imho, it is just plain effin' ugly. however, reading through the paper today, i caught my first glimpse of something else: *joygasm* this beautiful beast sounds awesome and stands up to the legacy and magnificence of the original. while it's no economy car, i think i'll live with it...and probably drool for a while, too.