I had a midlife crisis 5 years ago and since then have owned 5 cars. I enjoy doing some work on them and driving them weather permitting with the occasional track day thrown in for good measure. I also enjoy trying new cars (four MX-5’s and Porsche Boxster) and learning the defining characteristics of each. I sadly always have a spare bucket list of cars I would also like to try sometime in the future, which is really a floor in my character!
Since the turn of the year, I have noticed a sharp increase in prices on many of the cars that were well within my reach 12 months ago. I am unsure if this increase will be sustained or if it is just a blip. Many factors may have contributed, Brexit tariff rules, weak pound, inflation, electrification and even lockdown. It has really started to focus my thinking. It appears that this may well be the last opportunity to seek out the affordable dream car before the ever-increasing values put’s many cars well beyond my means.
This is very much a first-world problem, owning a second car is therapy and a luxury that many can ill afford. I am thankful for my situation and have often handed the keys to my cars to family and friends to enjoy too.
I am in a dilemma whether to stick with my current MX-5 (several months of searching) or seek what could well be the last forage into an internal combustion engine vehicle…
I am sure most on this forum are more than happy with their cars and I may well just sit back and enjoy my MX-5.