I bought one in Jan. Did the free sub-frame inspection and work needed to be done. There was no cost to me and it took 4 weeks. I read some mention of the deadline being early Sep for this inspection, but I'm not certain about that.
CD player... who cares? It's old tech... get interface for iPod or such (160 GB is a whole mess of CD's)... "tape deck"??? --- yikes.
That flywheel noise seems spooky (but i didn't fully read UUC's explanation.)
No strut bar?
Lots of sporty mods that indicate sporty driving... though it's hard to drive these cars in a non-sport fashion.
... hope that's helpful and not just demoralizing.