I am about like GuppyCaptain. I paid off my Elise earlier in the year and bought a new 12 Mazda 3 touring with skyactive. Since I already have the sports car I wanted something practical and with good gas mileage as my work commute is a 50 mile round trip daily. It all comes down to personal preference and what can be affordable in my opinion.
you sir, have excellent taste in automobiles!
I picked up 2012 Mazda3 Hatch with Skyactiv (& tech package) a year ago and friggen love it.
It's everything my Elise - ISN'T. (well, they're both black and have japanese engines I guess).
But that's kind of what my idea of having multiple cars is all about, each having a particular usefulness to compliment each other (I have my G37 as my luxury 2+2.. and my MGB as my "classic" unreliable)
But the Mazda3 is superb as a DD, - 4 doors, automatic, fantastic MPG (I'm getting 32mpg+), heated seats, navigation, plentiful room to haul stuff, holds 5 people! (which I did actually did just a few hours ago)
and looks pretty good with tinted windows.
While I guess it's no surprise that many of us have more than one sports car, I myself cannot relate to how some people get away with only owning 2- seaters. It's just too limiting. (for my lifestyle at least)
2005 Starlight Black Elise, -hardtop/touring/black interior/sector111 carpet buttons!
2008 Infiniti G37-S
2012 Mazda3i Grand Touring Hatchback w-SkyActiv
1974 MGB Roadster
(1991 300ZX 2+2 - RIP
girl, you treated me well.