I agree completely. My wife and I went to check out the RX-8 when it first came out. The salesman handed us the keys so we could poke around the car while he photocopied our driver's licenses. I popped the hood and saw plastic. No engine anywhere. I started removing plastic paneling so I could check out the Renesis. When the salesman saw what I was doing, he ran out and started putting them back on! WTF? The only rationale I could come up with is that they're worried that seeing such a small engine in a sports car will discourage American buyers. After all, powerful engines are all huge pushrod V8s, right? :huh:Evl said:Can someone explain to me why new car engines have to hide under huge pieces of plastic?