As the title states, I'm curious.
If you had $15,000 to spend on a car and mods, what would you do?
1999.5 MKIV JETTA 2.0L 8V FTW BUILD: AUTOTECH 270*CAM, TT DH DUALS, GONZO STAGE II , 2.5'' HEADERS BACK EXHAUST, AEM COLD AIR INTAKE, RACELAND COILOVERS, 18x8 BBS LM's, HARD WOOD FLOOR,10'' KICKER COMP C SUB, RACELAND STRUT BAR.
BUILT NOT BOUGHT
I had $15k to spend last June and bought a 2008 VW GTI with 24k miles for 14,198.00 . I was leasing it and couldn't find anything better 2008 or newer to buy, car has had no problems and has multiple warranty extensions on engine components and DSG for 10 years. Great deal.
Since my wife and I both have practical daily drivers, I'd probably find a nice S2000 and have my "fun" car.
I would replace my '98 LWB E38 with an '01 SWB Sport model E38 or '01 750 E38 and have cash left over for upgrades.
I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.