Well, Lil Red met her untimely demise last week. Tuesday I was driving home from work when I heard a knocking sound. I pulled the plugs the next day and checked to see if my cylinders had play when turning the crank and pressing on them with a socket extension. Cylinder 2 did. I drove it to kia the next day. They told me I needed a new engine. I left to head to one other mechanic for a second opinion and the engine seized. I had her towed home and couldn't budge the crank. Engine quotes ranging from 4700k-7000k. Begrudgingly, I placed my baby on Craigslist. A mechanic from Kansas City gave me 1500 for her and towed her back. He's putting a replacement engine in and giving it to his daughter. At least she'll have a good home. Thanks for the advice and enjoyable reads here, folks! I bought an 07 Accord so I'll be mosying on down the dusty trail. Cheers!