I am complete newbie in this area and this seems to be a great forum for getting some real advice. I hope this is the correct forum in which to post this. Without further ado, this is my dilemma. I have a 1997 Audi 1.9 TDI. It is still completely stock - no mods whatsoever and looks very plain. What I was thinking was that it would be good if I could drive it up to the UK for a completely professional mechanical and aesthetic overhaul. Garages here are very amateur and I have never been wholly satisfied with the mechanical work done on my car. Where do you guys think would be the best place to take the car apart, tune it up, make sure it is in tip top mechanical condition then do it up to look really cool? Some of the Audis I have seen on here look fantastic and perform really well to boot as well. (Yes this is partly you guys' fault as well for giving me the bug.) The second point is, how much would something like this cost? I am hoping to come overland to the UK sometime next year and it might be a good time to give my car a complete makeover. Well, as opposed to buying a completely new car of course; my car is still 7 years old but I love it. OK Audi pros, hit me with your best shot.