I think I'm at the bottom of a steep learning curve; I just bought a 2003 Copen from far north Queensland and drove it 2000 km back home, just north of Sydney. This was probably not such a good idea, as the car wasn't prepared for a long trip, and I knew little of what I was doing. But all seems to be ok, and what's facing me now is getting the registration transferred to New South Wales. This is a bigger deal than you might think. The immediate problem is that I have to find the engine number. I have done a lot of searching and found nothing, apart from someone else who also can't find it. I can see why all the owners love their Copens so much. I'm also a bit alarmed by reading about some of the problems people have had, and how expensive parts can be. I think proper maintenance is key to freedom from trouble; I've been driving my Sirion for 8 years, without the slightest bit of trouble, I think because I've had it serviced religiously. I intend to do the same with the Copen. Anyway, this looks like a good place to hang around and benefit from all the accumulated experience. Thanks.