I have found an R for sale, '04 mt with 18k miles. It has had all scheduled maintenance done as well as warrantied updates and minor repairs. It also has had minor body work to the left rear bumber; I have seen the receipt and the total was $628 - only sanding and painting no new parts. It has every option except the 3rd row. It is being consigned at a private retailer, who reports that the owner is a well-off guy who buys nice and trades inevery couple of years; the service department at the local dealer is eqaully positive about the condition of the car and the fastidiousness of its owner. FWIW, dealer says he has two people lined up for the car, but what else would you expect him to say.<p>The problem is the car is 500 miles away, and if I purchase, it will basically be on a wing and a prayer. Of course I am as crazy as my wife thinks, probably more so. Aren't we all? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> But is this really a bad idea to go ahead with?