I was 38 when I bought my SVTF, two years ago, but now I'm 18. Having a fun responsive car can help to keep you young. Either buzz down the road in a crisp responsive fun car or (at least in 'merica) wallow along in a big damn SUV with one hand pimped over the steering wheel and the other on the thickly padded armrest, bored and annoyed.
There is a lot to be said about the SVTF, it is a unique car no matter where you go but not so unique that it gets undo attention. As for the mileage, I feel for everyone on the continent but the high compression of the SVTF makes the engine a bit more efficient.