i had a friend buy that red Tascam, the memory stock is nothing of much use and he wasn't impressed. you'll need to do some reading on that memory card thing.
IMO, try to get into one with a CD-R, most allow the "raw"tracks to be downloaded too if your a keeper of everything you record and of course you can burn one and check it out in the car.
MD8...If you can bend the loader mechanism back into working order you'll be able to sell it easier too with funds going to the new one. but just the mixer with the digital patching and phantom etc...you ought to get some decent $$$cha-ching...
if it's not happening in the room, it ain't gonna happen on tape.-HG