I got me a new car!
I must sadly announce that I no longer drive a 'bird every day. My wife and I traded in her '01 Mustang GT and got me a new 2006 Ford Fusion since my new position at work requires me to do extensive driving (need something a little more fuel efficient).
Don't fret yet guys.. my 'bird is still alive and well, but it's now my wife's daily driver (which she loves the car since I put new headlights on it!).