A large proportion of my income goes on running and maintaining my car but to be honest, they’ll never be as affordable to buy and run again.
Unleaded(gasoline) is $7.60 per gallon here and has been over $7 for the last 18months.
Annual motor tax on any of the listed cars is $2,000 and will only be increasing.
In 4 or 5 years I’ll have far more disposable income, but these kinds of cars will be far rarer, far more expensive to buy and far more expensive to run.
Kind of a no brainer really, if the one thing you love most is driving/cars :)
@Tortilla: Thanks! The beemer is probably the least ‘drivers’ car, but has the most toys and would probably be the most pleasant place to be(closely followed by XJR). Believe it or not, all of those specific models are pretty damn reliable. Not Toyota or Honda reliable, but still above average for their age. Engine and gearbox problems are what really cost in these kinds of cars.