so i have about an hour long commute, one-way. it gives me plenty of time to think. recently, i've been thinking more and more about what would i want 20 or 30 years from now? or more importantly, what would someone like ME want 20 or 30 years from now?
looking at all of the cars that we have on this site, some of them are extremely rare and significant (like GTR's, cosmos, etc..)...
but then there are the "normals".. like base model civics, corollas, etc... yeah, a lot of people are looking at all the "special" cars that are being released today saying that they will be "collectible" in the future.. but what about all of those "throwaway" cars that normal people are driving, that 20 years from now you won't be able to find?
take my wifes' 08 Fit Sport, for instance. we can kind of compare it to a mid-70's CVCC 5 speed.. back in the 70's, the CVCC 5 speed was kind of the sport model and EVERYWHERE... but when's the last time you've seen one NOW? luckily, our Fit will honestly still be with us 20 years from now. likewise, barring anything from happening to MY daily a 91 civic Si, it too will be a "classic"..
but what other cars out there do you think you'll be looking for 20 or 30 years from now saying to yourself, " i could have bought one of THOSE new!!"...
mazda 2? civic? corolla? an un-modified evo? (HA!!)
i mean, look at what we are getting all tight-pants for!! mid-80's cressida? yeah, NOW it's awesome, back then? nothing special!
heck, i'm searching out a late 70's, early 80's 2wd base model hilux!! thousands of new ones are sold every day just to end up in the scrapyard years from now. it's just interesting to think of.
any thoughts on the matter?