Following up on my previous post (below), the dealer called today to confirm that it was a year since the car was built--and yes, the date in the door is 12/07. Since I have nearly 9000 miles on it, he suggested we go ahead and schedule the one-year maintenance to replace fluids, filters and oil. So I'll go in on Wednesday (weather permitting) -- and, my little blackie really needs a car wash, so I'm glad to go and let them do that as well!
Hmmm...two days ago a little wrench light showed up on my dash, with a -1 up in the mileage. (it has 8890 miles on it) The next day it showed up with a -2. Looking in my manual, it said this is a "needs maintenance" light. I'll touch base with the dealer, but anyone out there want to make a guess at what it is from your own experience?
I'll report what the dealer says once I know!