Well, last week, I was coming home from getting groceries and there were three deer in the road. I managed to avoid them, but alas I was on ice and my car turned sideways and started sliding. I came to a stop after slamming the right side of the car into a curb. Needless to say everything attaching my right wheels to the car is bent or snapped off. Fortunately the tires didn't deflate and I was able to limp the car home under 10mph. (any faster and the right rear wheel started swiveling independently because of a broken rear lateral link. Of course, it's parked in front now and not going anywhere. Damage estimate for new parts: $2500 to $3000 Labor cost: $650 Value of car: $1300 I thought this was the end of my car. Then I went to the junk yard. Price for all parts needed except wheels: $225 Price for steel wheels: $10 each (need two) Price for 4 alloy wheels instead: $150 total Price for labor with parts mostly assembled: $400 This is a much better deal. And it got me thinking, I have a manual and the 1993 version of this car does not have a tachometer. While it isn't necessary to have a tach. I do like to be able to see the engine rpms. How hard would it be to swap out my dash gauges with a 1995 version's gauges (includes tachometer)? Since I'm able to get things so cheap, I'm looking to do a lot of things now. I might buy a second dashboard and build a computer into it with wifi.