And if you don't have the $$ to spend on a Mopar motor but can afford an LS due to circumstances beyond your control? I bought our Dart when I was still employed. Unfortunately life changed. My wife got hurt at the USPS. The USPS changed their policy towards injured employees. Went from we will accommodate you to we have nothing for you so there is the door...as long as you have an open workers comp claim OWCP will pay you...sure they will. Know of several folks that bought into this only to not see a dime for 7 years. Other option is disability. I struggled with my mental crap since I was 15. Head doc finally had enough of my rants...labeled me as a hazard to self and others...end of postal career. Both on disability. Income got cut by 50%. Either the car sits...or I put a much more affordable LS in it. I bought the Dart because I like the lines of it...plain and simple. Perhaps my understanding of a "hot rod" is just wrong....take a car that you like and build it to your liking....seems pretty simple to me...but what the hell do I know?