When I had my s2k I enjoyed the hell out of it.. when I had my kid and I wasn't going to use it as much .. there really was no reason to keep it in the garage while I daily the g8 and haul the baby. I mean.. that's 15k I can liquidate to pay off the new dd car loan or invest... Or have sex on top of.. or whatever. So I sold it. Now that it is gone.. I am really excited about what I might replace it with one day when the kid hits the legal limit of 4 foot 10 inches... Or when I get that third car garage...
And whatever that car is that I replace it with.. or add in the third slot... I look forward to switching that future car out in a couple years after that as well ... in the name of variety and technological advancement.
To the moron saying that a true car enthusiast would own the car that he can afford.... I don't think you understand a lot of people's priorities.. or budgets.. or future plans.. or current needs... You said something about this being a ridiculous thread because we'd all have the cars we could afford... certainly even if that is true - there would be some percent of people that were in the act of changing their minds - or switching to a new car that just came out and hadn't gotten around to it yet.
As a for instance.. I don't plan on keeping a car forever.. so this thread becomes a complete hypothetical for me.. IF I had to keep a car forever and buy one new right now.. what would it be. The cars I own are not dictated by me having to keep them forever. They are what I want right now.... the cars I buy.. and the cars the OP wants to know about are two different beasts.