This may be a good year to get the "fixing" done on that car that's been sitting in the back of your garage. With the sluggish economy having a negative influence on ordinary spending, I'm told that a lot of repair shops and body shops are looking for work to keep them busy. The economy does not seem to be hurting the old car hobby as much as it is affecting other segments, so this might be the perfect time to get that long-sitting car done. You might even find shops that are willing to do work at an attractive price and another nice thing is that your old car is likely to get priority treatment, instead of being done as a "spare time" job that just sits in the corner most of the time. A third factor to thimk about is that the economy is likely to bounce back late this year or early in 2010. So, if you want to get a car fixed to resell it, it may turn out that this is the perfect time. You'll be able to get the work done on the low side and sell the finished car when the market is turning back up again. All in all, this seems like a good year to fix an old car up.