Says the guy with an SUV as a name.
Actually the name is a chile pepper first.
At least that's what the Sportscar marketing dept would like you to believe. If you live in any decent sized city, then driving and adventures are mutually exclusive. I have friends with $200k sportscars. Getting in and out of them is a drudge. Stop, start, stop, start in traffic is a drudge. Finding a park that you feel safe leaving your car is a drudge. I can get anywhere quicker on my $5000 sportsbike, and it's a lot more fun too.
Well, I live in New Orleans...and even though MUCH of the city is one huge speed bump, when I do hit the drivable areas, I have no problem having a heavy foot. And on the why, no one goes less than 80mph most of the time.
I don't live in L.A. or NYC where they have gridlock traffic, no. But I've driven in Houston, and Dallas and other southern cities, and I have no problems going fast most anywhere I want. I tend not to drive during rush hour....so, that's not a problem.
And as far as parking...sure, I'm slightly cautious, but my thoughts are "Hey, that's what insurance is for".
So, in reality I "DO" enjoy my sports cars whenever I get into them. I drive them fast most anywhere I go and I have a blast. A sports bike is nice for recreational exercise, but not for daily needs of going here and there, shopping weekly for groceries (Hell, even I have to sometimes make 2 trips since my car is small).....and general life needs.
Most people in the US need a car for daily use, I figure why not make it a FUN one!!!!