I've got a project for you that might make some of the autobox people happy: figure out a way to take manual control over the lock-up torque converter. (IE. lock it up before the default programming would normally.)
Welcome to GS! I remember admiring the design of the 1st gen Stratus/Cirrus/Breeze at the LA Auto show when it came out. It seemed to be a nice "in-between" size car, bigger than a Civic but smaller than an Accord.
You're gonna have fun analyzing all the gizmos we've been messing with!