Excellent points, and I don't disagree with your thinking. But there is another way to look at it.AuS4 said:Last night I was going to respond that you should sell the M3 and buy the Elise. (Good decision on the Duc, BTW.) But while sitting here at work this morning, waiting for a tow truck to show up for my S4 (not Audi's fault), a very clean E30 M3 drove by - reminding me how much I liked that car. If the winter conditions where you live don't make AWD a necessity, the S4 is easily replaceable with a host of other decent GT-ish sedans for daily use.
How about promoting (or demoting?) the M3 to daily driver status and puchasing an Elise? I suspect that the S2k may always seem like a runner-up in comparison to the Elise, and I don't know if an E30 M3 and an '04 S2k would be my choices for garage mates.
So then what do I drive to work everyday? I park outside in whatever space I can find....unprotected. We get occasional snow too.James A said:I own an E30 M3, in fact I bought it new in November of 1987, and it has permanent status in my garage, I say keep it and get the Elise, that is what I am doing! Oh the Caterham 7 stays also!
Mine would be similar. I might go for the Tundra for towing though.L8BRAKR said:If I had to pick two vehicles for $65k one is obviously the Elise so you only have $25k left for a daily driver with somekind of utility to it. That leaves you with a Toyota Tacoma, decent gas mileage, no worry about it sitting outside, and as a bonus will probably use the same oil filters as the Liz.