You make a lot of sense-I think I would forgoe the STI and get a E320CDi. Nice car, powerful, 38mpg! Parents have a 99TurboDiesel. Gotta bring out the Phantom to impress[8D]tjfunny1 - 3/20/2005 10:11 PM
1) 2002 SLK32 AMG (currently in my garage
2) 2002 Nissan Maxima SE (in my garage too
3) F250 Ford Truck 4-door Diesel 4x4 (next purchase)
Yes, there are some fine cars out there, but like Howard Hughes discovered, it is not very practical to live day to day with. Having really exotic cars bring worry into the mix. Would you feel comfortable parking them in public? Worry people may steal them? etc?
The 32 is a great car to play in. The Maxima is a very nice sports sedan, reliable, plenty of room, and fast. This is my 2nd Maxima, and believe me the maintenance bills for the Maxima are much less than the MBenz.
The truck is for utility. Everyone can find uses for it and the F250 is really a great truck anyway. Having a diesel helps on the fuel and upkeep. It can pull most anything with the torque it produces.
To each his/her own. Yes, if I won the lottery, I may buy some extras, but the list above would be my main stable. [8D]