Has anyone published a ready-reckoner so that a bloke can estimate the real cost of car modifications/ purchase/ accessories from a marital perspective? For example: a recent purchase of a non-running vs v8 ute 'it has huge potential, love', cost $400 cash, PLUS a new fancy pot plant thing for the yard. A good, clean vr Statesman interior cost $300 PLUS two pairs of shoes and a shopping trip to Anaconda.. Several years ago, an 'unapproved' purchase from a speed shop cost me dearly in jewellery. I have tried pre-empting purchases with unexpected flower deliveries but these were treated with suspicion and comments like 'what have you bought now?' Bearing in mind the old 'forgiveness is easier to get than permission', it would be nice to be able to estimate the repercussions in the event that a sudden, spur of the moment bargain comes along... I dread what would happen if i ever find that one-owner WB Kingswood that must be sold that day...I'll be sleeping alone for the next 40 years.. Thoughts?