Well, I've now had my MB '02 EXL-RES for a little less than a week and we put about 250 miles on it this weekend. I really do love it, but my biggest complaint so far (besides a dead pixel on the LCD monitor) is the handlebar behind the front seat. This is an exceptional place for my 1 1/2 year old to rest her FEET! and kick me while I'm driving. This is absolutely driving me insane. Has anyone had a similar experience? Any solutions suggested? I am a big guy, so I really can't move up to much (I tried it, I was too close to the wheel, and she was still kicking me!) Her seat is all the way back, too. Has anyone taken off the handlebar? Can this be done with no real damage to the seat? Please help! Thanks.