There's an old saying in Scotland, which I'm sure stamper will confirm, that goes: suck it and see. Whether this applies to the early morning in Nepal parts of this thread is best left to the gentle readers in Scotland to determine. However, given the extreme cold there just now, I doubt many will have thawed out sufficiently to care. It's a tough world out there.
It's a tough one out here, too. Having pursued and discarded the thoughts of a rebuild/respray, I'd been toying with the idea of changing my rust heap for something new. At the moment, the Spanish system offers 2000€ against a new set of wheels if you want to trade in a scrapper over ten years old, something similar to the US system, I believe. Anyway, I battle the twin prongs of a low and fluctuating exchange rate for the UK pound against the duration of the 2000€ bribe. I was in the local Ford dealership yesterday having another look at a car I'd tested a couple of days ago, and the conversation got around to the price and the bribe. Turns out it consists of 1000€ from Ford, 500€ from the Spanish central govt. and 500€ from the local Balearic govt. Only the local govt. decided to halt its contribution at the end of the past year and Ford has put its prices up by around 200€ making that small car now 700€ more expensive overnight. Fark.
I'm sure there's another old Scottish saying about stikes and hot irons.