Originally Posted by WeeAsp
^^ The first thing you have to do is disassociate yourself with any emotion relating to the car.
It is a tool. If it breaks, you have to be able to throw it away.
Dead on the bullseye! If you love your car, then drive it and enjoy. If you love to drive, then get a car to race...and be prepared to replace most or all of it at regular intervals! From bumper to bumper it's a "wear item" for your addiction to speed.
No wonder the old saying is true: "If you want to make a small fortune in racing, start with a large one..."