Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA
Don't get me wrong. I'm not crazy about that particular car, though I'd pay serious $$$ to get Toyota Endo. And when I first saw them in Germany in 1999 I was thinking the same thing: WTF. But since then it grew up on me.
Unless you're a multi-millionaire you can't win that race. You buy an M3 and your neighbor has an NSX. So then you mobilize all your home equity and get a Gallardo only to find Carrera GT in your neighbors driveway. You simply can't chase your dream and don't need to as it'd never compare to sportbikes.
I feel like I'm slowly killing my M3 with daily freeway commute. Though it feels good to drift residential 90-degree corners honestly I don't need that level of performance for a daily commuter. I ride my bike half of the time and plan to ride it more. So the car is only left for rainy days or grocery trips. Do you really need to "enjoy" driving on a rainy day? I hope you don't feel that urge.
So why not completely turn around and buy the minimal cage you can find. Something that is barely larger than a bike yet has a roof, trunk, and safety cage. And can be left at the mall parking for hours not worrying two cholos would pick it up and throw into a white van. Well there is a risk of thugs putting such cute car on the side, something to think about if you park it on some college campus.
Otherwise it has everything another car has: four-wheel stability, roof, and cargo space for groceries.