To put simply, i love cars and motorbikes as much as a i love coffee and thats alot. Im a petrol head at heart, fuel runs through my veins as does coffee...
However im at a cross roads atm.
I currently own no car, because i know they are a pit of money, i sold off all my cars and toys because ive gone back to uni so im a student so my income is very low, but i do get some income so thats all good.
I was previously working for the last 5 years and ive saved up quite a bit of cash so i live very comfortably.
I love cars and bikes not only just for driving them, but its a social thing i do with certain mates, i love tinkering with them and working on them, just something about it that does it for me.
However the itch is coming back and ive spoken to many people around me and i get a mixed bag, so im going to spread the oppions further and i want to know what others on here feel about my situation. Regardless of wether you like cars or not, im interested in all peoples oppions.
So my situation is, i want to get a bike but they are too dangerous (as ive had a few bad crashes), so i want to get a car that can emulate as best as possible that bike feeling, however id like it to be reasonably economical, but give you that sense of fun and excitment like a kid at christmas. Looks is a personal thing.
To me this narrows it down to a "roadster". My GF has a new 4 door civic so the practical car is covered, so even i get osmething a bit more impractical its ok as its mostly me and her.
So from my searching ive come across a very tidy Honda CRX. Some like it some dont, i think they are a neat little package, targa roof, light and agile, honda quality. However one im fond of has had about $35,000 spent on it. Its basically been rebuilt from the ground up, repainted, has a rebuilt Integra type R motor. all running gear is rebuilt, suspension is new. It looks like a stock little unit with some touched up bits and modernised, so its not been done up for some ricer kid with chrome and bodykits, its very subtle in design and its mostly been spent on the mechanics.
However im trying to justify if i want to buy it, its up for sale for 12,500 which is drastically cheaper, ive checked it out and driven it and its an amazing car. No sinister past nor hidden issues and ive checked the car very particularly.
I dont NEED a car as i can use public transport, but cars and bikes are a passion and a hobby, i can afford to buy the car and run it, but is it an unneccesary expense that i dont have to get, just for the sake of some fun. Its like i can come up with every reason to buy it and every reason not too. I guess many go through this when deciding to buy anything!