Hi, I've been asking a few questions on here and getting good help. My worry is that I'm heading down the road of buying a late bay fuelled by the excitement i.e. being lead by my heart rather than my head. Example....I was so excited about getting my hands on a retro carbon-fibre mountain bike at the right price that I overlooked that it was too small for me! Whatever I buy has to be a daily runner, all year. It'll do less than 10k miles a year. It'll be out in all weathers. Getting it in my garage isn't going to happen at the moment......but something I'll work on. If it has a pop top, it might never fit in the garage anyway. I'm looking at bays in the UK and at US/South Africa imports. I'll buy a solid bay that's mechanically in a good state i.e. one I can drive straight away. I won't be spending a fortune though....definitely not a five figure amount. Most of the reading I've done is pointing me towards a type 4 engine for reliability and a bit more poke as standard (reliability is the priority). I'll service it regularly. I'll seal it well with something like waxoyl and try to keep it clean. Right, that's the summary. Now, my concern........I don't want to buy something that I plan to enjoy having and driving, only to watch it falling apart in front of my eyes because it just doesn't want to be a daily driver! I need to lead with my head for a bit before I do something I regret. If it's a bad idea, I'd rather wait until it doesn't need to be a daily driver or I have better storage. What's your thoughts? Please leave your heart at the door before answering this time please!