OK, well I blew back and forth across the country to look at a 550 that I'm interested in. I had a PPI done, and a couple of things came back in it that I wanted to check into personally. Here's the majors: The dash leather has shrunk to the point it will need to be recovered (about 1/2 to 3/4 inch across the front.) The tools are missing. A key and the two black remotes are missing (can you say security issue!!! Can the existing remotes be disabled and replaced with new ones?) There are no records, other than the service book being signed off on everything up to the 15K. It's more than 3 years, but there is no paperwork to back up the belts being changed. There are some other things (minor paint, wheel chips, bent rear wheel vent panel underneath,) but they are not big in the grand scheme of things. Overall, the car is very good, never wrecked, but obviously not perfect. It's a 2001, with 20K miles. Everything is going through the salesman to the owner's "representitive" so information flow is very limited. The current owner has had the car maybe 6 months, 1200 miles, and is the second owner. The PPI and my drive of the car indicate that the engine, drivetrain, and suspension all work well. (It hauls ass and the tubi sounds great.) No CEL or issues with the shocks. Most anything can be fixed, but I doubt if I can replace the records. Maybe if I got a hold of the original owner or original dealer? We were talking at what I think the high end of the current 550 market is (at least with 20K miles) so what are standard "f-car community practice" to these issues? (I doubt the current owner is an enthusiest, but standard practices may have some weight in settling pricing at this point.) In spite of starting this post off somewhat negative, the car shows pretty darn well. I stopped off at another dealer with a 550 that I just happened across on my way, and that car was beat by comparison, with fewer miles. Of course, it was priced considerably lower as well. Thoughts anyone? Thanks!