I appreciate your collective advice on the Porsche 944, which has almost definitely been ruled out. We found this tidy 2003 Lexus IS300 about two hours from us. It seems perfect, but my brother wan’t quite sold. He wants something that stands out from the crowd, and a grey Lexus doesn’t quite fit the bill. Too bad, I’d drive it happily. Oh well, I’ve already got a car. The hunt continues, and I’ll be interested to see where it ends up.