In my city Porsches are status symbols. The usual drivers I see are middle-aged Moroccan jewish men going to their clothing factories, female surgeons, young Greek 35 year old entrepreneurs going to some supper club downtown, a resident who overextended his credit line, and so on.
Basically automatic Carrera 4's for all.
In my neighborhood, every second house has a 911 in the driveway. They're all the summer cars for dentists, lawyers, doctors, etc. You wouldn't catch one of these conservative guys DEAD in a high-maintenance ride like a Lotus Esprit or old Ferrari. It goes against the ethos of safety and minimal hassle in life.
I shouldn't really talk, I'm not any better. I baby my Elise and don't track it either, but I like to think I'm a bit of a gearhead, simply because I pose and think I am LOL. And to think my initial intent in 2011 was to buy a 911 for all the reasons I stated above. In the end, I'm glad I wound up with the Elise. I think I might pick up a Carrera 4S if I ever give up the S4, and drive it year-round.