Originally Posted by TC (Houston)
Time to get creative. LOL I'm kidding around with you because I relate--this is something I often have a lot of discomfort around when I ballpark the money I could "save" year over year by having cheaper cars. Yes, it is rather ridiculous. I always come back to the same thing, though. I have been a car fanatic since I was a little kid. All my life I dreamed about having some really cool cars. Every day when I go out to the garage, no matter how shitty of a day it is, I'm thrilled to get into one of these vehicles. My wife loves cars and has no issue with allocating this amount of resources to this indulgence. In the end, it's worth it to me and I just write it off in my mind as living out a dream. You have to have some fun in life, otherwise what's the point of working so damn hard?
I view a car as a total wash. As a kid, I had a bedroom wall totally covered in cutouts from Road & Track and would eagerly await every issue at the supermarket and sneak it into my moms cart. People who don't have any passion for cars don't understand it. I remember when the Porsche 959 came out. They did an cutout view of that car in the magazine and I remember studying that thing forever. I still remember details from it today.
These were the days when info was hard to come by and you might see a supercar once a year. In a way it was a more exciting time. What's the point of slinging burgers if you can't enjoy some stuff?
The 959 probably remains my favorite supercar ever.
The diagram was very similar to this: