After ~11 yrs in hibernation with 94k miles, I am pulling the cover off my original 2004 E.Blue and finally installing a new fully built motor, GTX3071R gen 2, and several new mods I have collected thru the years (some that you cannot purchase anymore).
I purchased another roached out E.Blue 2004 with a split water jacket that I plan to use as a parts car.
I am hoping to have mine road worthy in a month or two. I am the original owner, 37 yrs old. Life got in the way of bringing it back sooner. I will keep this car for as long as I live.
I had an encounter yesterday which i found comical. I pulled up to a convenience store with my daughter. As i'm getting out to go around to get her our of her car seat, i see this older guy standing there eyeing my car. He had this perplexed look on his face. He stopped me to ask "Is that one of those, eh... RT4's?" I laughed a little and told him it is a srt-4. I gather he hadn't seen one in some time, or just hadn't noticed one since we have several around here. He then went on to mention that he used to have a turbo model Volvo, which indicated he sort of knew something about what my car was.