Feel free to geek right out, folks. It's good learning for me, which is doubly good because the hubs is a programmer, not a car guy (he can wire up the solar though). Me, my best claim to "car gal" fame is that my old Cavalier kept overheating on the way into a remote campsite. I took out the thermostat, boiled it in a pan of water over the fire to see if it would open, then changed it out with a new one someone brought in for me.
Of course, I managed to lock my keys in my trunk in the process. Fortunately, they were on the lip along the side, and I was able to fish them out with two sticks.
Anyhow, the more I learn, the better off I'll be.
In other news, my Prius rolled 100k earlier this week. It made the new rig cost more, but I'm really glad we didn't trade it. It's been dead reliable for 10 years, and proper maintenance should give me another 100k out of it. It'll make a good teenager car in about 2 years. Inexpensive to insure and operate, plus we know he won't be drag-racing it.