If you’ve loved crappy cars for long enough, you’ve almost certainly come across someone telling you to grow up. Why are you making yourself suffer by driving clapped-out cars when you could buy something classy and sensical? You might have even heard this, as I have when you work in a more serious professional setting. I used to drive a school bus to an old Java programming job!
You could lease a new sensible Toyota or something, but why do that when you could choose between a 1984 Chevrolet Corvette and a 1983 Porsche 944? Thomas calls these cars an entire life crisis, COTD-winner the Duke of Kent says these are the kinds of cars for people who don’t think about the consequences of buying an old fun car:
These are not entire-life crisis cars, mid-life crisis cars, or even quarter-life crisis cars. These are the sorts of cars one buys when one is in the phase (or, crisis, I suppose) of life where you think: “Hey, my brain isn’t fully developed yet, and I can’t believe I can afford a ‘Vette or a Parsch with the money I saved from my after-school job! How am I going to afford insurance? What am I going to do if when it breaks? Why is it so inexpensive in the first place? These are all questions for later. I want it now!”
I’ll let you know when I grow out of that phase. I’ll take the Porsche, please.
We pretty much live this here. “Buy first, think later” is probably our unofficial motto! It’s a wonder how we all somehow have cars that could probably make a drive across the country.
Second COTD win today goes to Cerberus, who gave the best answer to Jason’s Cold Start:
Full size Monopoly car?
Have a great evening, everyone!