Regardless, car advice guys? Let's try a different forum. (I typed out a long response and then did something with this super sensitive touchpad and messed it up. Sorry for being short on this one) BTW, I was more sober the first time I attempted to post this. So bear that in mind.
Anyway, my plan had been to think about marriage and a potential kid, (Which costs money.) Some issues with the GF have come up. And now upgrading the house, or buying a new one, might be off the table for a bit. So....... Time to have an early mid life crisis and spend too much money on a car????
1. I own a 2010 Ralliart. I could mod the hell out of it. I already am just over the 300 whp mark. Some suspension, brakes, a new turbo, etc. That stuff could go a long way. I like my car. And the Orange is no longer an option from Mitsu. Nor is the Sportback in an AWD, Turboed vehicle.
2. Evo. To start with, it would be new. And I've always wanted one. No matter howmuch I mod my car to it, it's always a compromise. Plus, warranty. Plus, true manual. That said, I lose the color I love. And, even though I love the look of the sedan, I lose utility.
3. Pipe Dream. In theory, on paper, I can afford a GTR. This is a dream car. Possibly my #1 dream car. And I should be able to afford payments. It would mean it needs to see winters and be a DD. (Which I have confidence it's capable of.) And I lose the 4 door car I own. (Not that it get's used often.) It would mean my discretionary spending goes into the tank. And that is tough coming from a guy who bout a $2K mountain bike this summer.
4. Possibly Practical. Keep the Ralliart. Leave it alone..... Mid 90s Ford Lightning. I love these stupid things. Utility of a truck. Best looking modern F150 IMHO. Sleeper. And, I'm sure, supremely fun. The downside is, I probably cant drive it 3-4 months of the year. AND it's a full auto.
Anyone got any sagelike thoughts? If the post was clunky, I apologize. The first one was vastly better, more coherent, and less alcohol fueled.