Your stuff on cars is what has turned me off of buying a "cool" car. Part of me loves the idea of having a summer car. But I realize it would eventually have issues like you note. It would be the shiny new toy for a bit, and then it'd just be another car with granola bar wrappers in the cup holder and a stray jelly bean under the seat. I want the cool car as an image, and the image would fade quickly for me.