Self-described car enthusiasts on the internet love to tell car companies what kind of cars should be made. And if all of them really put their money where their keyboards are, the world would be flush with 400-horsepower manual sports cars that cost $25,000. That’s clearly not the case.
Personally, the car I drive the most is our 2018 Mazda CX-5, which we got used (in 2019; the previous owner traded it in after owning for just three months and it was a smoking deal) while my wife was pregnant. It’s got enough room for a car seat, stroller, diaper bags, and grandparents, while still exhibiting good enough handling that I don’t feel like I’m captaining an oversized shopping cart. I still have my fun cars that I rarely get to drive, especially with the lack of car events this past year. If you are in a position in life where you can daily your classic, consider me envious. Our plan is to trade it in for a new Mazda FR sedan when it comes out, so we can support good carmaking.
What do you actually drive?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What would you have bought if you were rich in 1990?”
All the comments last week were pretty entertaining and we encourage you to read them all. The answers mostly fell into one of three categories. First up, the hoard-to-sell category, with dankan buying classic GT-Rs and waiting for them to hit the big time, or MikeRL411 buying all the vintage Datsun parts before Ghosn dumped them and cornering the market on OEM spares.
The second category consisted of people who would hoard many copies of the same car. BlitzPig wanted enough CRX Si hatchbacks to last a lifetime. Nigel, a container of R30 and two containers of spares. And Jim would get a full 3 percent of all the R32s sold in Australia so he could have multiple colors. We don’t know how you can be so happy driving the same car forever, but you probably have very happy spouses.
Lastly, there were the dream garage builders. Tim wanted to recreate the Justification for Higher Education poster but with an NSX, 964, 2000GT and 250 GTO. Ellis and
My_Fairlady_ZFG both had very well thought-out collections. and Negishi no Keibajo once again went with the Mitsubishi MU-2 (we will have to look into what makes this thing so desirable).
However, the winner this week was Chris, who gave a unique answer that was not motivated by money or material possessions. It was quite possibly the purest answer we’ve ever received, and for that we commend you.