Originally Posted by azdamay
I'd take either of those cars and drive it with pride. But I am poor, so the best I can hope for is one of those terrible pony cars/muscles cars meant for blue-collar poseurs.
Same here. I don't feel different about myself when driving a Focus, minivan, BMW or Viper. Frankly I'd rather been seen in flannel driving a piece of junk. The fun I feel when driving a performance car is all about exploring capabilities, improving skills and appreciating good technical design, not showing off. I owned plenty musclecars and own one today. They can definitely be appreciated for their bang for buck. However my pony car cost $3K, not $50K. I have no desire for a design-limited retro muscle car with solid axle that costs as much as a true sports car. Today's Shelby GT500 Mustang is a primitive blue collar car with gadgets, stickers and mega-white collar price tag. Kinda like a special edition $9 Wendy's hamburger with "everything". I'll skip the 2000 calorie biggie meal and eat at a nicer place when I have extra cash to blow. It's better for you.