Madhu Menon bemoaned: >>1) They're freakin' expensive. Over there, a mid-range car probably costs >>you 2-3 months of salary. Here it's about 18 months. Forget about "sports >>cars". Hi Madhu, I sympathize. Someone once showed me the used car ads in a newspaper they picked up on a business trip to Singapore. Out-freakin-rageous! A quick web search turned up a 2000 BMW 3-series (not an M3 - an entry level 3) for sale in Singapore ... the price was shown as $93,000 (S) ... which is roughly $55,000 US. Not bad for a used 'baby' Bimmer. Although, quite a bit more than it would go for in my neighborhood. Hmmmmm ... actually ... we could use a nice new restaurant in my neighborhood! Maybe you need to open a second location ... naturally you'll need a cool car to tool around in while you're over here! Temptingly, RonL.